Is FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2 Dead? Why?

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Platinum Dunes Producer Brad Fuller revealed on his Twitter feed [via Bloody-Disgusting] that Friday the 13th: Part 2 is dead.  That comes as a shock for several reasons.  First, almost every moderately successful movie gets a sequel these days.  Secondly, the first Friday the 13th grossed $90 million worldwide off a $20 million budget.  Yes, sequels have to be bigger than the original, but no one expects or is asking for an expensive Friday the 13th movie.

Fuller tried to explain on his Twitter that, “its not my call- i would drop everything and make it today if they wanted it,” and the reason is it’s off is “is a long story-.”  It’s a long story that I’m sure Fuller will be asked about when he does press for Platinum Dunes’ remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, which opens on April 30th.

Steve spoke with Fuller and co-producer Andrew Form last year on the set of Nightmare on Elm Street.  Hit the jump for what Fuller and Form had to say about the Friday the 13th sequel back then.

friday_the_13th_movie_image__5_.jpgLast year, Fuller and Form said they were hoping for an August 13th, 2010 release date and to possibly shoot in 3D.  They also joked about having it take place in the snow.  Here’s are their exact quotes on Friday the 13th: Part 2:

Brad: Listen, I think that for that movie we want to have a fun movie. If we’re going to do another Friday the 13th, you know we were having a blast on the set; we want to have fun. We also want to bring things they haven’t seen before and one of the things that they haven’t seen before is Jason in the snow. They haven’t seen that before.

Can you see it in 3D?

Brad: It’s certainly been talked about. The financial ramifications of doing a movie in 3-D on a budget that size, ’cause it’s not like they’re going to say to us “yah well why don’t you make a sequel and here’s twice as much money”, it doesn’t go that way. Our movies are virtually all the exact same budget and I guarantee you if we make that movie it’ll be the same budget as the original. And we’ll say “hey do you want to do it in 3-D” and they’ll say “yah let’s talk about it” and then when they see that it’s six or seven million dollars more they’ll probably opt out unless something that we are not expecting happens. I suspect it will not be in 3-D, although we’d love to make a 3-D horror movie. We’d love to do it; they just don’t throw that money our way.

My Bloody Valentine did very well in 3-D and you have The Final Destination and the Avatar and a lot in 3-D.

Brad: Here’s the other problem, we don’t have a release date, we don’t have a green-lit movie. Let me be very clear, ’cause last time we were talking about this movie it got back to Toby Emmerich that I said that this movie we’re on right now was green-lit before it was so let me veer clear. Friday the 13th part 2, we don’t have a script, it’s not green-lit, and we have no idea what’s going to happen. IF it gets green-lit and we’re able to mount it in a reasonable amount of time, we would hope the movie would open on August 13, 2010.

And it will take place in the snow.

Brad: (laughs) No, I can tell you this, the movie itself will not take place in the snow. I don’t want to sit in Winnipeg with him for two months in the snow. We did that once, I don’t want to do it again. (laughs) What was your question again?

I was asking about 3-D.

Brad: I just don’t think…I don’t know. I mean what do you think?

Andrew: I don’t know if we have the time to be ready for it. If it does all happen, it’ll happen quickly because the film does need to shoot before the winter does come and ’cause the date would be summer next year. So, we’ve talked about how much time to get ready for the 3-D and then how much post time you need which is a lot longer than a non-3-D movie to get it into the theaters and then financially. But, I mean from day one when we started talking about the sequel we talked about it being in 3-D.



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  • MCP

    Good, one less crappy remake.

    End of Line

    • Terry

      Can tell your not a fan.

    • justin

      this is what we are getting for the 13th jason movie (a fucking remake) i don’t want another fucking remake, the 13th jason to me should be alot bigger than a 3d or jason in the snow, hope someone else comes up with a better idea for Jason

  • ColinJ

    The only down side to this is that they may now turn their attention to doing that remake of THE BIRDS that they've been threatening to do.

    You know, the one where we're going to find out where the birds came from and why they've gone nuts, because according to Fuller and Form that would make it scarier than the original.


  • MCP

    Good, one less crappy remake.

    End of Line

    • damien thorn

      You suck

  • ColinJ

    The only down side to this is that they may now turn their attention to doing that remake of THE BIRDS that they've been threatening to do.

    You know, the one where we're going to find out where the birds came from and why they've gone nuts, because according to Fuller and Form that would make it scarier than the original.


  • Terry

    Fuller is an idiot for thinking Friday The 13th fans don’t want a sequel. If he doesn’t do it, then I’m sure someone else will.


  • mike

    i myself would be willing to help fuller 100%free if there was anyway would donate my life from now age 19 till 50+yrs with contract sign i believe there are many ways to get ideas for plot setup etc in my opinion friday the 13th can and should go on very possible.

  • Larry

    I never have understood why they didnt go ahead and get the followup to the 2009 remake started. That movie made over 100 million dollars. The audience is “dying” for another trip back to Camp Crystal Lake. Snow or no snow get this film made. Jason is by far the most popular horror icon today, the Friday the 13th remake outgrossed the the crappy Halloween remake movies, and the crappy Nightmare on Elm Street remake, sorry but Freddy wasnt a child molester, he was a child killer, hence the subject matter turned alot of people away from seeing the movie. Why not make a Scream/Friday the 13th Jason vs Ghostface movie. or another Freddy vs Jason vs Myers film. (80s version Freddy) Paramount doesnt have a clue, the people want another trip to Camp Crystal Lake. Are U folks listening??

  • Caspeer

    Larry, Jason is hardly the most popular horror icon today. Most kids today dig on Rob Zombie’s Michael Myers or Jigsaw, but not Jason. The Platinum Dunes Leatherface has staying power too for some unknown reason. And MORE Vs movies? After Freddy Vs Jason? God that thing sucked. The Friday franchise is dead for now. It’s weird because I actually had some affection for the remake. As for Freddy, it was insinuated dozens of times in the original series that he was a peado, Craven just didn’t want to outwardly say it. Pretty obvious though.

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  • Brian

    They need to make this movie snow for a little while in the movie would be different and awesome but snow or not it needs to be made. Period! There is definitely still an audience and after the success of the last film and the uprise of the fans they are just teasing us with word of mouth. Stop working on stupid ass remakes of unliked characters like hell raiser and shit and make this movie. The infamous iconic mask is too out there to pass up.

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