Producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller Talk Cracking the Tone of New FRIDAY THE 13TH Remake; Reveal MONSTER SQUAD Remake Is Dead

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At the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles press junket this weekend, Collider got the opportunity to chat with Platinum Dunes producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, along with the film’s director, Jonathan Liebesman.  While we will run the full interview closer to the film’s August 8th release date, we did want to share an update on what Platinum Dunes will be going into production on next.

During the interview, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller hinted at a possible third Purge film and said that The Monster Squad remake is dead, but they did talk about where they are in working on another Friday the 13th film, which is already slated for release on November 13, 2015.  While Fuller said that they haven’t yet cracked the tone of the film, Form said that they’re working hard on what this version will be, and that they have a director set.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

friday-the-13th-posterCollider:  What is Platinum Dunes got going into production next, film wise?

BRAD FULLER:  Well, it’s called the annual Purge for a reason, so it should stand to reason. 

ANDREW FORM:  We’re not working on a third one yet.  But, we have Friday the 13th for next year.  We’re developing the script.  

I was curious about the status of your remake of The Monster Squad, and where you were at with Friday the 13th? 

FORM:  The Monster Squad, we’re not developing anymore. 

FULLER:  That’s dead. 

FORM:  But, we are working on Friday the 13th for November 13th of next year.  

What made you decide to return to Friday the 13th again, when the last one came out in 2009? 

FORM:  We love Friday the 13th.  We had the best time making that movie.  An opportunity to bring Jason back again, for us, we jump at it.  We just have to tell the right story.  It’s truly about, what is this version?  We’re working hard on that.  We have a great director, David Bruckner (V/H/S, The Signal), and we’re trying to figure it out.  We have to crack that.  

FULLER:  We haven’t cracked the tone of that movie.  

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  • ash19

    thank god the monster squad remake is dead

  • Bloost

    Just kill the Friday the 13th remake. That series should just die. It’s the Transformers of horror films.

  • Underground Anthem TX

    I thought the last Friday the 13th remake was pretty good, and I’m not even a big fan of the franchise. It was successful at the BO, and a lot of folks seemed to dig it. Why not continue it? Strange.

    As for the Monster Squad remake, I’m also glad that isn’t moving forward, at least until they get a stronger creative force behind it. Rob Cohen to direct? No thanks. I don’t think they ever announced a writer. Bring back Shane Black and Fred Dekker when their done with Predator, then we can talk.

  • Jack Dennis

    why not a sequel to the 2009 friday the 13th?i’m not going to keep seeing these movies if they keep remaking them.

  • appolox

    What the hell does he mean “we just have to tell the right story”? A bunch of teenagers go to the camp to do drugs and have sex, they get picked off one by one by Jason until 1 person remains, they try to get away only to seemingly defeat him only for the film to end with something showing he’s still alive. That’s the plot of every single one of these damn movies.

    • Werefon

      That’s why we need Jason-X 2!!!!) or Freddy vs. Jason vs. Godzilla .

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    • lord jim

      well, in the fifth one, they found out it was a copycat, and jason seemed to be truly dead.but yeah it´s one of the worst.and i did like the idea of jason on a ship but that one was even worse (jason goes to new york, and the movie never arrives there).and jason in space could have been awsome, cronenberg had a cameo, but fuck they missed that opportunity big time!the sixth was a clever parody like scream, but ten years earlier, and the fourth one i really liked.the remake made two big mistakes:first the cast was too pretty and absolutely charmless, and the second half was not only boring compared to the the first, jason turned out to be a redneck who abducts a girl, like in a thousand other movies.jason does not abduct people, he kills them!!!and please make the camerawork gritty this time, jason ist not hollywood.anyway, my 5 cents.

  • Jotun

    As a die hard fan of the first two F13′s…….these remakes have to stop. The last “reboot” wasn’t so bad that it also needs to be scrapped and rebooted. Rebooting a reboot? Congratulations, Hollywood. You’ve now gone full retard.

    • Werefon

      I know that No one should go full retard But Let’s hope Spider-Man gets rebooted again.

  • Huey

    Writers of FvsJ and Friday reboot wrote a script set in Crystal Lake in winter. God knows why the 2 guys that wrote the only money makers New Line has released in the F13 franchise are having their script ignored.

    • Werefon

      It’s Hollywood. You never know why certain projects are getting made and others don’t.

      Crystal Lake in winter is already new thing to the franchise at least visually. And movies are visual experience, mostly. So…

      I would watch that if its not found footage. Just enough of that.

    • lord jim

      while being fun, these movies certainly did not make money because of the rather terrible and lazy scripts.but yes, jason killing iceskating teenagers could be a fun idea.

  • Dan_K

    The Monster Squad remake being dead is the best film news I’ve heard all weekend. Long live the original, baby.

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