An unpleasant rumour did the rounds in recent times about a new Friday the 13th movie, one that would use the old ‘found footage’ approach. Naturally fans of the series weren’t too please to hear this. They may be pleased to hear that the idea has now apparently been scrapped.
Speaking at Fangoria, series creator Sean S. Cunningham says no deal.
They’ve been talking about that, but that’s not going to happen. I think what’s different for sure is Paramount was hung up on trying to do the found footage, which most fans, including me, just thought it wasn’t right,” Cunningham explained. “They weren’t saying yes to anything that didn’t work but they couldn’t find anything that would work. So finally, last February they gave up on it and decided to go in a completely different way and now they’re in the process of once again finding a better way to make it.”
Cunningham will be an executive producer on the next Friday the 13th film. His role on the CW show is, as yet, unclear.