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22 April 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Brad Fuller's Twitter Account

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It's devastating news, we know. Try not to cry into your coffee. But the sequel to the 2009 Marcus Nispel Friday the 13th remake is dead in the water, like a big-breasted naked teenager with a machete in her back. 

Platinum Dunes' producer Brad Fuller confirmed the shock news via a Twitter response to a fan: "It is dead. Not happening." Bloody Disgusting elicited a further, "Right now there is no movement". Well, Jason always was kind of slow.

The film had been talked up as due this summer, with mention here and there of 3D, and hints of exciting new scenarios. Like snow. But there were clues all along that the project was ailing, not least when Fuller all but apologised for the previous instalment.

That film took a pretty respectable $40m in its opening weekend though, and with the invincible hockey-masked killer lumbering through twelve films to date, it's hard to imagine we've seen the last of him. We imagine all Platinum Dunes' number-crunchers will be eyeing the performance of a certain Freddy Krueger. If Nightmare on Elm Street kills, there may be life in Jason yet.


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How about this for a sequel...
They should do "Jason goes to Hollywood" and have him stalking and eviscerating all the people responsible for this plague of shit horror remakes. More

Posted by strangeone at 14:35 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: In Two Minutes...
L: El-Branden Brazil I could write a fantastic outline for a new Friday The 13th, that breaks out on new ground. Two minutes... and you have a great Jason movie. sp; Ok, as a huge fan of F13, I challenge you to do this.  In 2 Minutes. Standard Jason FanFic rules apply.  Whatever you write, I can Guaran-damn-tee you right now; it will not be as good as Jason Vs Sonic.   There will be another F13, there has to be.  The next film will be Part 13 (no, not part 2) for More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 09:44 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: In Two Minutes...
I'm glad. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 21:04 on 22 April 2010 | Report This Post

In Two Minutes...
I could write a fantastic outline for a new Friday The 13th, that breaks out on new ground. Two minutes... and you have a great Jason movie. More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 14:21 on 22 April 2010 | Report This Post

Fricking A!!! Good!! HAHA!
Finally Platinum Dunes admit that their re-make was terrible - the reason it's in the can is because after everyone saw the first on it's opening weekend, and how bad it was, it dropped by like 80% - which is huge. I hope the same thing happens with Nightmare - these guys need to get some original material and stop re-making classic genre movies. Notice that Fuller only admits how bad it was when he knows it's dead. More

Posted by princemadonna at 13:47 on 22 April 2010 | Report This Post

The remake never seen to engage me like even the weaker efforts of the first series did. They could have taken half of the remake cost and put it into a sweet sequel to the original and it would have turned a tidy profit but they wanted something shiny and new and the audiences didn't respond. More

Posted by deheor at 12:34 on 22 April 2010 | Report This Post

They'll probably do another reboot in a couple of months.. fools More

Posted by chris wootton at 11:26 on 22 April 2010 | Report This Post

Remake Freddy vs Jason
With a new Jason, and now a new Freddy on his way, why not do a remake of Freddy vs Jason??? (You can thank me later for the awesome idea ; ) More

Posted by Halo14 at 11:24 on 22 April 2010 | Report This Post

hallelujah? I mean if Halloween could get a remake sequel and this couldn't this might mean they may leave it to rest finally. I think the slasher genre may be coming to an end, or at least at point where they have to change the horrific (and i don't mean scary) formula outlined courtesy of Wes Craven in Scream. The first film with Kevin Bacon, albeit in a supporting role, was actually fantastic - suspenseful and atmospheric. But the magic be well and truly dead on this one. More

Posted by Bizz90 at 10:06 on 22 April 2010 | Report This Post

Good.
Now let's get back to where Jason X left off! More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 09:52 on 22 April 2010 | Report This Post

Good news indeed, the remake was utter shit
Not that the original films were exactly masterpieces (in fact most of them were awful...but good post pub or high viewing). Like Owen says it probably won't be long before the production company decide to rape the corpse one more time because the character still has fans and the remake made reasonable money on a small budget. Hopefully next time they'll produce a good script and get a better director & actors to sign up. More

Posted by Marwood at 09:01 on 22 April 2010 | Report This Post

I thought you meant the opposite; that a sequel had been greenlit. Thank Bruce that's not the case. More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 08:05 on 22 April 2010 | Report This Post

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