Paramount is said to be in talks with V/H/S director David Bruckner for the 13th installment in the Friday the 13th franchise, which predictably, and eerily, will hit theater screens on Friday, March 13th, 2015. Should Friday the 13th fans be excited, or fearful of another Jason in Space?
First off, let me tell you that I don’t normally do posts in the evening, I cover the morning side of NerdBastards reporting, but when, like tonight, someone is out, I do occasionally pitch in. I’m not a huge Friday the 13th fan, (I lean more toward Zombie/Apocalyptic/Comedy horror like 28 Days Later/Hell/Tucker and Dale VS Evil.)
Don’t get me wrong, I watched them all of the Friday the 13th movies growing up, but it wasn’t something I got overly excited about. Which explains why I was reluctant to grab this one until the HNBC, (Head NerdBastard in Charge) Luke asked me to cover it.
So I figured I would pop in, cover the facts and go about my merry way. Little did I know that once I realized who the hell David Bruckner was, and that he not only directed, but also wrote The Signal (2007), I suddenly found myself interested in what this latest Friday the 13th might look like if Bruckner was given the director’s chair.
The Signal is a fantastic, fun, fast paced combination of horror and black comedy well worth adding to your Netflix watch list. Here’s the official trailer:
So, If the rumor is true and Bruckner is the top choice, he will most likely have a creative hand in the script writing as well as the direction for the 13th Friday the 13th. Nothing would make me happier than to see what someone with that creative style of black humor and horror that Bruckner has, could do with one of the major players in modern American horror.
What do you think, are you ready to give Bruckner the job?