‘FRIDAY THE 13TH 2’ Gets The Go Ahead After $71.9 Million – Two Week HaulFebruary 28, 2009
Source: RiskyBusinessBlog.com, comingsoon.net
New Line and Platinum Dunes are moving forward on a new “Friday the 13th” and that Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who wrote the recently released reboot, are beginning work on a script for a new picture.
Unlike the sophomore efforts of other franchises, the new “Friday” is expected to be not a sequel so much as a follow-up, those familiar with the project say. Jason Voorhees will be the villain, of course, but the new picture is expected to use elements of the original franchise more as a jumping-off point than as a template.
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The Marcus Nispel-directed Friday the 13th has earned $71.9 million worldwide in two weeks.