It's easy to be annoyed that 'Friday the 13th' is being rebooted only five years after its last reboot in 2009, but that would be ignoring the fact that no film franchise has ever been as slapdash, exploitative and generally mismanaged as this one. So, a seemingly terrible move like this is totally in the spirit of this long-running series, which practically rebooted itself with every other entry in the initial 10 films anyway.
Although producer Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes will once again head up the film, they've gone and found an interesting choice for a director: David Bruckner.
The first 'Friday the 13th' film was released in 1980 and introduced the world to Jason Voorhees. 'Friday the 13th' spawned nine sequels, a remake, and a crossover film with 'Nightmare on Elm Street' boogeyman Freddy Krueger. 33 years since the release of the horror classic, we take a look back at some of your favorite cast members from the first nine 'Friday the 13th' movies and see where they are now.
Earlier this summer, it was announced that the 'Friday the 13th' franchise would be returning to Paramount Pictures, its home throughout the original run of movies. Many classic horror fans hoped this would be a good thing as the franchise left the hands of producer Michael Bay (who released a reboot at Warner Bros.) and would return to its home.
But, it looks like the studio behind 'Paranormal Activity' has some new ideas for Jason Voorhees that classic horror fans probably won't like: found footage and the return of Michael Bay.
The other day we heard that Paramount Pictures is now back in the Jason Voorhees business, taking the rights to 'Friday the 13th' back from Warner Bros. and preparing a sequel to the 2009 remake. Today, we learn that the producers of that remake, Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company, are back in the saddle as well.
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