October 3, 2013 - 14:20 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Although slow and quiet in development, "Friday the 13th" sequel is still happening despite being declared having a dead end back in 2010. Paramount Pictures has regained full rights to the horror story this summer, and now a scoop on the new movie is circulating on the internet, Deadline said.
Producers for the movie may be looking to make the next release on a shoestring budget. According to Shock Till You Drop, the upcoming second installment of the cult scary movie will use "found footage" like "Paranormal Activity", another horror series set at Paramount.
The first "Friday the 13th" movie was released in 2009 with Michael Bay as one of the producers. A reboot of the classic horror story of the same name that was started by Paramount in 1980, the slasher movie chronicled the brutal killing of a group of youngsters by the serial killer with a razor sharp machete.
Starring Derek Mears, Jared Padalecki and Amanda Righetti, the scary movie grossed nearly $100 million worldwide. Although a sequel is still hard in the works, it has already spawned a crossover story with another cult slasher pic "A Nightmare on Elm Street" in 2003's "Freddy vs Jason".
Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company will still be involved in the upcoming project, even though it has switched studios.
"Friday the 13th" is an American horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, comic books. The franchise mainly focuses on the fictional character Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff. Decades later, the lake is rumored to be "cursed" and is the setting for a series of mass murders. Jason is featured in all of the films, as either the killer or the motivation for the killings. The original film was written by Victor Miller and was produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham. However, neither returned to write or direct any of the sequels. The films have grossed over $465 million at the box-office worldwide.