Really, you expected this, right? Horror movies are like their mask-wearing, machete-wielding leading men — they just don’t know when to die. And they sure aren’t going anywhere when the first movie breaks the bank at the box office. So it’s no surprise that Platinum Dunes is already gearing up a sequel to their reboot of “Friday the 13th”, with the original writers back for more.
Says Risky Business over at THR:
Unlike the sophomore efforts of other franchises, the new “Friday” is expected to be not a sequel so much as a follow-up, those familiar with the project say. Jason Voorhees will be the villain, of course, but the new picture is expected to use elements of the original franchise more as a jumping-off point than as a template.
The reason? The reboot drew from the first four pictures in the “Friday” series, and producers are said not to be keen on the plot elements of the half-dozen movies that followed. And Marcus Nispel, who directed the latest film, is a possible but unlikely candidate to helm the “Friday” follow-up; the director is believed to be fielding offers for movies across other genres.
Nispel is probably off the sequel, and there are questions if stars Jared Padalecki and Amanda Righetti might return. Padalecki’s show Supernatural has already been given the green light for a fifth season, but I’m sure if the money is right, he can squeeze more duels with Jason into his schedule. I don’t foresee Righetti being a problem, though.
Below: “Hear that? He’s coming. Squeeze tighter. That’s a good girl.”