Paramount’s Friday the 13th Reboot Finds a Director

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Friday the 13th Reboot

Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes are still moving forward with their second reboot of “Friday the 13th.” While I’d love to see these companies put money into an original property — a maverick idea in this day and age, I know — at least the studio has found a guy who could actually bring something interesting to the franchise.

If Paramount is dead set on doing another “Friday the 13th” flick, then at least they tapped “The Signal” co-director David Bruckner to do the job. The filmmaker also helmed the impressive “Amateur Night” segment of the ridiculously underwhelming horror anthology “V/H/S.” Bruckner did a remarkable job bringing a tense and memorable segment to an otherwise forgettable genre experience.

While it’s unknown if David will employ the “found footage” concept that we reported about last year, I’m seriously hoping he decides to ditch that angle altogether. The last thing the world needs is another one of those on-the-cheap horror flicks, especially if it features a horror icon that deserves something much better.

Even if Bruckner fumbles the cinematic ball with his take on “Friday the 13th,” he’ll probably do much better than Marcus Nispel. God, that movie was abysmal. Although the idea of Jason Voorhees as a hulking marijuana farmer with a penchant for digging elaborate tunnels is certainly amusing to his B-movie nerd, it was still a misfire on all levels. Good luck, Bruckner. You’re probably going to need it.

Via : The Wrap

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • Juggernaut

    I know that I’m in the minority but I actually liked the remake. I loved how they incorporated the major plot points and signature elements of the first three installments of the original franchise.

  • Romeo Garcia

    The remake didnt offer something new..It was more gory and more sex beyond that was exactly the same thing of the others but as a fan you already know what your gonna see but i really hope that come with something new