According to Episode 26 of Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s The Movie Crypt podcast it would appear as though the found footage angle for the new Friday the 13th, which has been rumored for years, is indeed a legitimate possibility. Adam Green, director of Hatchet, confirms that he was approached to direct a Friday The 13th sequel years ago, but he wasn’t as excited about the found footage angle as the producers were. He then stated that if they were open to making it a regular “movie movie”, he’d be happy to revisit the idea.
And the project is apparently alive and well, according to their special guest Mike Mendez (director of Big Ass Spider), who has heard that Paramount is high on a particular individual to direct and is targeting a budget of $8 million. Green attributes the fact that the found footage thing is still so popular at Paramount because of their success with the Paranormal Activity films. I, for one, hope that they reconsider the awful found footage angle and re-approach Adam Green to direct. And of course if Adam Green’s involved, that would hopefully mean Kane Hodder’s return to the series.
Courtesy of The Movie Crypt Podcast