The Hollywood Reporter says that New Line and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes are moving ahead with a sequel to their Friday the 13th reboot.
The remake’s writers, Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, have started working on a script for a new picture, which they say will steer away from the typical sequel.
Jason Voorhees will be the villain, but the sequel will use elements of the original franchise more as a jumping-off point than as a template since the filmmakers aren’t fans of the original series’ sequels.
There is no word if the reboot’s director, Marcus Nispel, will return for the sequel, as well as the movie’s surviving characters, played by Jared Padalecki and Amanda Righetti.
Padalecki and Righetti are on hit TV shows, “Supernatural” and “The Mentalist” respectively, so their schedules could be too overwhelming if a film is fit in as well.
There is no official green light for the Friday the 13th sequel, since the production companies are busy preparing their new reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, but the property is still a studio favorite.
Friday the 13th earned the companies $70 million worldwide, and the companies have split profits.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2009) is set to film this spring. There is no official release date for the film.
By Tessa Petrocco (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)