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Friday the 13th to Embrace 3D Again in 2015

Joe VetoeI am not sure how I missed this at all, but shame on me. Yesterday, THR ran a report from CineEurope in which Paramount International's Edward Ryan previewed the studio's film slate for this year and beyond. In that write-up, we learned Paranormal Activity 5 was getting pushed to 2016 and that Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 was arriving that year as well. But as far as the 2015 slate was concerned: It seems the new Friday the 13th film we're getting November 13, 2015 will be in 3D.

Per THR:

That marked the end of the clips and showreels before the screening of Transformers, with Ryan first listing a host of upcoming big-budget projects planned for the remainder of 2015, including Terminator: Genesis, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the robot assassin; Friday the 13th in 3D; and Mission Impossible 5, directed by Chris McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise.

Interesting. Very interesting, no? The last time Voorhees appeared on screen in 3D was Friday the 13th Part 3!

Taking that 3D aspect into account, does this mean the long-rumored approach to doing this new Friday the 13th as a "found footage" film is dead? I mean…yes, there are a few "found footage 3D" films in the works, but would Paramount risk combining the two? Probably not. I'm now hearing rumblings that they've dropped the found footage angle, but we haven't been able to get a confirmation from director David Bruckner.

If we're going to be fed a Friday the 13th film with a gimmick, I'll take 3D over found footage. I'm sure you'll agree.

Platinum Dunes is one again producing the new film; the team there is also behind the 2009 reboot. 

Speaking of Friday the 13th Part 3, have you seen my favorite kill from that film?

  • Francesco Falciani

    now it’s safe no more fake footage…and yes it will be 1982 again…this time with a very good 3D!

    • duane crump

      It is being boycotted

  • Chuck

    A key point of interest about F13 being in 3D since this announcement was made in Europe … Paramount released “Noah” in 3D in Europe but not in the US. Not even the Blu-ray is going to have a 3D version, so it will be interesting to see if they do the same with F13 since there has been no talk about this in the US media.

    • duane crump

      It is being boycotted. Until they preserve Mrs. Vorheese and her classic tale.

  • Oswald did not act alone

    I still don’t think you hire the director of a segment from VHS if you’re not doing found footage. I think they’re going to pull out all the gimmicks. I have a terrible feeling about this reboot.

    • Polite_Werewolf

      Gareth Edwards directed Monsters, a found footage movie, and he was hired to direct the Godzilla reboot, which wasn’t. He did a pretty good job, too.

      • M M

        Monsters was shot on hand cameras but was not found footage.

        • duane crump

          boycott

    • CronenBorg

      Bruckner made The Signal in 2007 so it’s not like he’s only done found footage. Besides, the only directors from the V/H/S films to have done found footage since then are the Radio Silence team and Ti West.

      • Oswald did not act alone

        Check back in when the first trailer comes out. I will bet you it’s found footage, kids go to a closed down camp crystal lake to find jason and guess what happens?

        • duane crump

          It is being boycotted.

      • duane crump

        It is being boycotted

    • duane crump

      It is being boycotted, because they are trying to destroy the original classic.

  • shutcheson

    I will embrace the 3D over found footage any day. At least then I have a choice whether to see it in 3D or 2D.

  • Juan Asilo

    can they better a film that was already made?
    i mean the only series tha had is the final detination.

    • duane crump

      We are boycotting

  • MrX13

    I rather have Friday the 13th in 3D than as a found footage. Besides found footage is overrated, the only ones I liked were the VHS movies.

    • duane crump

      it is being boycotted because they are trying to destroy Mrs. Vorheese and her classic tale.

  • MiddleIndex

    Platinum Dunes is the only thing that stopping me from getting on board with this. Maybe Paramount will be able to hold them to making a film worth our time.

    • duane crump

      Dont, fans will be boycotting this movie just like the original 2009

  • Billy Bob Throrton

    Shelly and the eye pop kill need to be in this

    • duane crump

      It is being boycotted

  • Duane Crump

    I can’t believe you want to do another Jason sequel after fans made it clear the remake was a disappointment. You have a great story line of a muscular psychotic woman with a machete throwing full grown men around like ragdolls because she feels a summer camp was responsible for her sons death. But, you are to stupid to see Mrs. Vorheese is the story of Friday the 13th….and your going to make another Jason sequel…..Stupid Stupid Stupid…..any good writer would recreate his mothers story and know Jason would be a better comeback after it. Don’t get a little old lady with a bun n her hair wearing a dress…..Mrs. Vorheese is muscular and psychotic. She talks in different voices, and can beat the crap out of full grown men. But lets do another Jason movie even though there has already been 11 sequels, and the 2009 remake got bad reviews. Can we get Stephen King on this…these writers are young and have no appreciation or knowledge of his mothers story…every time they talk about a remake they want to put Jason in the story….even though his mother is the rock foundation for him….Stupid Stupid Stupid. I will laugh when no one goes and sees your 3D Jason movie that you already did. # 3 movie chapters could all be remade in 2015, and yet inexperienced writers are making more Jason sequels……stop with Jason….and think who started the story. And, if you do remake his mothers story don’t go rewriting it to accommodate Jason fans…without his mother’s violence, there is no Jason. Stay with the story line, show muscular arms killing camp counselors in 2015, and that will lead to a good climatic ending with a high budget fight scene with a man…..we know how she dies, so you don’t have to show her head flying, but you can still frame her pretty eyes and face making her death scene sad and dramatic…..

  • duane crump

    Boycotting this movie until you preserve Mrs. Vorheese classic story.
    Friday the 13th fans will not be thought of as mindless individuals that will accept any plot that has Jason. Boycott this until they give us what we want. This movie will go straight to DVD. I tried to warn you, and gave you a good image for Mrs. Vorheese in 2015, that could set Jason up for a comeback. But for some reason you seem to be obsessed with him. Make your Jason movie so I can laugh at it when it fails.