When I first heard Friday the 13th was finally getting a reboot I was skeptical to say the least. Then I gave it a chance and it wasn’t all that bad. In fact I was actually excited for the reboot sequel. Then earlier this week they spilt the beans that it will be a found footage film. WTF? Well Che-Che-Che- HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
Paramount announced that they would be releasing “Friday The 13th” on March 13, 2015, but it was the found footage angle that took everyone by surprise. There have been a number of rumors swirling about what approach they’re taking, and while they now have a release date, they’re a long way from having a script or even a director. HitFix can confirm that this is indeed the found footage film that has been mentioned, and that it is once again going to reboot the series from the start, which is a very confusing approach considering the 2009 film was also a remake of sorts.
The thing I liked most about Marcus Nispel’s “Friday The 13th” was the way screenwriters Mark Swift and Damian Shannon managed to condense the first three films of the franchise into one movie. We got the death of Jason’s mother in the opening scenes of the movie, we got a long stretch with deformed hillbilly baghead Jason, and we eventually got the hockey-mask wearing icon version. The film was the first time anyone actually tried to explain the way Jason would get around Camp Crystal Lake so quickly as well as the reason he seems to always know where everyone is. It seemed like a really interesting way to restart things without throwing out the entire franchise.
But apparently they will be rebooting the franchise once again. STOP IT! Continue the legacy and quit restarting things.
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