Back in June we reported that Platinum Dunes, the production company behind the 2009 remake, is partnering with Paramount for a followup to their version Friday The 13th.
While Sean S. Cunningham reported last month that the follow-up would not be a direct sequel to the remake (an installment I personally really like), thereís a lot of talk today on the web about the potential for this installment to be found footage. Weíve been hearing rumblings about this here at BD for a while, from multiple sources at different times. And while itís true that the idea is being consideredÖ nothing is written in stone. Itís all talk right now. And since itís all talkÖ perhaps the conversation will change?
Hey, I understand the impulse Ė itís a good way to make a movie that will have a great return on investment. Low budget, brand name, do the math. Personally, as a fan, I donít feel this is the right way to go. Friday The 13th 2009 still made money with a $91 Million worldwide gross and subsequent Blu-ray/DVD sales on a (reported) $19 Million budget (though I hear it could have been closer to 30).
Personally, I feel like traditional photography is the only way to go on these things. Half the reason I go to an F13 is for that nostalgic kick of seeing teens killed in an idyllic, peaceful setting. That all goes away with POV. My two cents would be to suggest making the thing at a safe budget of $10-$15 million and really knocking it out of the park by giving the fans what they want. And Iím not sure the fans want this.