With the current trend in horror being cost-saving microbudget movies like The Purge and Paranormal Activity, it seemed like a plausible enough rumor, but during a lengthy interview with Esquire, producer Brad Fuller poo-poohed the idea, among several others:
"Some movies you do for some reasons and some you do 'cause you just love the source material. And truly this is something that we all love here." Fuller plans to shoot Friday the 13th at the end of the summer because the weather is still nice and it's easy to take over a camp for cinematic slaughtering purposes.
What fans shouldn't expect is anything resembling Paranormal Activity. Fuller insists Friday the 13thwill not follow the found-footage trend, nor will it mimic the cost-shaving tactics of Platinum Dunes' recent output. Somewhere between 2009's $20 million shine and The Purge's three-to-four million sweet spot lies this envisioned Friday the 13th venture. Constricting Jason's mayhem within these new templates strikes Fuller as fundamentally wrong, a disaster in the making. Stabbing someone through the eye socket takes finesse. "You can't do a great kill quickly. It takes time and the blood levels. You know, every time there's a drop of blood you have to change their wardrobe and shower people off. You can't rush that to get it right."
The film is currently expected to shoot this summer for a release in May 2016.