Sunday, March 23, 2008

Horror Film Remake To Boost Its "Supernatural" Cred

By Heather Chin (March 21, 2008)

“Supernatural” star, Jared Padalecki, is in final negotiations for the upcoming remake of “Friday the 13th.”

As if having a classic horror icon and “veteran” resurrectee the likes of creepy hockey-mask killer Jason weren’t enough cache, the upcoming remake of Friday the 13th (to be the 12th in the franchise) is now likely to feature another supernatural stalwart – Jared Padalecki.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Padalecki, who currently stars in the CW’s Supernatural and is an alum of fright films like House of Wax and Cry Wolf, is in final negotiations to star in the new Friday remake. He will play the as yet unnamed lead, who is investigating what exactly happened (there are many events throughout the Friday franchise) up at Crystal Lake.

This remake is being released by New Line and Paramount, and carries a crew with staggering horror/action credentials. Director Marcus Nispel (he did 2003’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre) will work from a script by Damien Shannon and Mark Swift, who both worked on 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason. Then there are producers Michael Bay (Transformers), Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (both also from Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

The new remake is set for release on Friday, February 13, 2009. So advance Valentine’s Day planners, beware: don’t take your date to see this unless you’re ready for heartbreak.

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