Platinum Dunes Talks "Bridging Two Audiences" For New Friday The 13th Film
While out promoting Ouija: Origin of Evil coming out in theaters this week, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form talked with Variety about that film as well as the upcoming Friday The 13th. Fuller talks about how the new film with bridge two audiences (old and new) to deliver one of the best Friday films. Read on below to find out Bra'd thoughts on the film.
This is the 13th “Friday the 13th” and on some level that’s kind of magical that we are lucky enough to make the 13th “Friday the 13th” movie. The challenges are you don’t want to alienate the people that come to see the first 12 but at the same time you don’t want your audience who haven’t seen the first 12 to feel like I’ve missed out on all of this and I’m not coming to see the 13th film. That’s where and why we were lucky enough to get Aaron Guzikowski, who is an amazing writer and who saw a way to bridge those two audiences and make a way a movie where if you haven’t seen a “Friday the 13th” movie you know exactly what is going on and if you have seen one, you are going to be smiling the whole way through because there are nods to everything that you know but it is not imperative that you know those things to enjoy the film. We have made plenty of Slasher movies and what excites us about this one is that our characters aren’t just meat for Jason to butcher. These are real characters which will hopefully make the bond with the audience that much stronger because you really care about the people in this film.
The new film is being distributed by Paramount Pictures.