Remember all the sequel talk that sprung up last year after the ridiculous success of the Platinum Dunes reboot of Friday the 13th? Warner Bros originally announced back in October that they had plans to produce a follow up simply entitled, Part 2 that would pick up directly where the first one left off. Now six months later Brad Fuller, one of the film’s producers is saying that the movie is a no-go. Who should we believe?
According to a report from BloodyDisgusting, Fuller recently answered a question on his Twitter page from someone named Mayroth_Tucker3, who asked for an update on Part 2. He replied with “it is dead- not happening.” That response pretty much puts a damper on the plans that New Line Cinema and Warner Bros had to release the film on August 13th (which is conveniently a Friday). Fuller went even further by saying, “Right now there is no movement on Friday 13th: Part 2.”
At this point we should all take the hint. It sounds like the sequel isn’t happening and we’ll have to get our eighties horror fix from Fuller’s latest reboot, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Friday the 13th grossed over $91 million dollars, with its initial budget being a mere $19 million. The studio made a significant profit so you can’t really blame them for wanting to make another one. It just sounds like their window of opportunity has closed…for now.
Were you looking forward to Friday the 13th Part 2? Are you happy they scrapped the sequel?