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Old 08-01-07, 03:14 PM
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Michael Bay Wants to remake "Friday the 13th"

"Friday the 13th" Remake In 2009?

Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes plans to release a remake of "Friday the 13th" sometime in 2009 reports Variety.

First announced in January 2006, the project fell into development hell as time went on and Platinum Dunes released a series of failed remakes (Hitcher, Amityville) and prequels (TCM: The Beginning).
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.... wow...no original ideas huh
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I look forward to a scene where Mrs. Voorhees walks away from an explosion towards the camera in slow motion.
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There was a thread about this a year or two ago IIRC. somehow I have a feeling that if they did this Jason would be the killer instead of
Spoiler:
his mom

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Originally Posted by Groucho
I look forward to a scene where Mrs. Voorhees walks away from an explosion towards the camera in slow motion.
..and then the final showdown, where Will Smith, dressed in drag and playing the female lead, shouts "OH HELL NO!"
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I look forward to a scene where Mrs. Voorhees walks away from an explosion towards the camera in slow motion.
add some annoying over the top patriotic music and it's Bay all the way!
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Let him, the original was mediocre to begin with.
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There's got to be an airplane. Has there ever been a Bay movie without an airplane?
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Off topic:

I thought there were plans on remaking 'My Bloody Valetine' with the notorious censored scenes reshot and hopefully not getting spliced out by the MPAA this go around.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
There's got to be an airplane. Has there ever been a Bay movie without an airplane?
that's in the same shot of Mrs. Voorhees walking away from the slow motion explosion.
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I don't have a problem with it ... aren't bad or middling movies the ones that should be remade (if any should)?
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I honestly wouldn't mind. I always thought the first one was rather plodding and boring for most of the film.
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Originally Posted by silentbob007
I don't have a problem with it ... aren't bad or middling movies the ones that should be remade (if any should)?
But it's Michael Bay and a remake in one thread title, that's like a gold mine for smarmy internet whining.
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Originally Posted by raven56706
.... wow...no original ideas huh
At this point I don't think the word originality even exists in mainstream horror anymore.



Yet another.... Worst. Idea. Ever.

Anyway, on a recent FANGORIA Radio F13 special this was discussed and somewhat brought up an interesting point - since Jason and the hockey mask are so synonymous with the series, does the possibility exist that they'd just altogether skip the whole storyline of
Spoiler:
the mother being the original killer
and go straight to the Jason legacy?


And why do I have the distinct feeling that the duration of this remake is going to be comprised of the first few minutes of Jason Goes to Hell with the police snipers stretched out to 90 minutes?
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I'm sure there will be some sterotypical "hackers" that figure out the mom is the killer, but it's too late to warn the military.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Let him, the original was mediocre to begin with.
Agreed.
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My guess ....

Spoiler:

Two plot twists ... two killers ... just when his mother is discovered as the killer, ala the original, we find out that there is another killer and it's Jason's father who was no where to be found in the original series and has been a question among fans for years. Of course this saves Jason to be used in eventual sequels and would be an easy way of him getting the mask again from his relative instead of just picking it up off a teenager.


O yea and no Crazy Ralph = no sale.
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I, for one, welcome the tender spearing of Kevin Bacon while a Aerosmith ballad plays in the background.
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Bad idea period no matter who wants to write/direct/produce...
LEAVE IT ALONE!!!!!!
It is what it is and thats what makes it.I wish Hollywood would leave shit alone and stop thinking they have to remake everything.Get some people who can think of NEW IDEAS.It's not like everything has been done yet.
Remaking Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm St. ( please no ) is like walking on sacred grounds.These are franchises that made horror and created icons.

Just my opinion but I don't care who wants to do them.I don't need a re imaging of something I am already fond of just because the lazy asses around the Hollywood think-tank have nothing new to come up with and run through old flicks picking straws on what one to remake.
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Not sure if I understand why some people find this upsetting. Weren't all the Friday the 13th movies actually remakes of the original?
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Originally Posted by rennervision
Not sure if I understand why some people find this upsetting. Weren't all the Friday the 13th movies actually remakes of the original?
Technically, many could and would argue Friday the 13th terribly ripped off various 70s films anyway, most noticably Bay of Blood. I'd rather a remake than another shitty sequel though so I have no objections..
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Originally Posted by rennervision
Not sure if I understand why some people find this upsetting. Weren't all the Friday the 13th movies actually remakes of the original?
Thats the most ridiculous statement I have ever heard.
How anyone cant see the continuing saga that carries on though the series.........
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If they ever plan to make another nightmare on elm street, It better not be a remake of the original. Theres nothing wrong with that film that would call for a remake. I'd love to see a prequal instead. That would be the only horror film I could see pulling off a good prequel. Theres so much background given throughout the series of Freddys past that could make a really good story.
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Originally Posted by DthRdrX
My guess ....

Spoiler:

Two plot twists ... two killers ... just when his mother is discovered as the killer, ala the original, we find out that there is another killer and it's Jason's father who was no where to be found in the original series and has been a question among fans for years. Of course this saves Jason to be used in eventual sequels and would be an easy way of him getting the mask again from his relative instead of just picking it up off a teenager.

I find your spoiler to actually be an entertaining idea.

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