In an interview with Esquire, producer Brad Fuller revealed that a new Friday the 13th is coming soon, which is great news for fans of the franchise. And even better news, the producer also announced they won’t be following the found footage trend.
Fuller admitted he’s still not sure how or if the new film will tie in with the 2009 film; however, he made it clear it won’t be a found footage film. This should make fans extremely happy, considering the amount of directors who have jumped on the found footage bandwagon lately.
Filming for the new movie will take place at the end of summer, and it’s currently scheduled for a May 13, 2016 release date.
During the interview, Fuller promised fans this would not be a low-budget horror flick. A lot of time and money will be going into this film.
“You can’t do a great kill quickly. It takes time and the blood levels. You know, every time there’s a drop of blood you have to change their wardrobe and shower people off. You can’t rush that to get it right.”
Sounds like fans can rest easy knowing Fuller has things under control. I usually try to control my excitement when it comes to reboots, but I have to admit I am really excited for this one.
Today is a good day, folks. The producers working on the Purge franchise and the creators of Platinum Dunes productions, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, have shot down the prequel rumor surrounding the third Purge film.
During an interview with Collider, they were asked directly about those rumors claiming this third film would revolve around the first Purge.
“I read that too about the first night of The Purge. We don’t know anything about that. I read that and I haven’t heard that so I’m not sure what that was. The material that we’re considering right now [for ‘The Purge 3’] is not the first night of The Purge.”
I know some fans out there were really excited about the idea, but a lot of fans (myself included) were not exactly thrilled with it. Prequels to horror films are notoriously awful.
So what will this third movie be about? We still don’t know, but we have been hearing rumors that Frank Grillo will be returning. We know he wants to return, and Fuller certainly left the door open in this recent interview.
“Listen, we loved working with him and we thought that he was so good in that role and, you know, if it works to have him back we would really be very excited about that.”
As we reported earlier this month, The Purge 3 will not be released until next year. We will continue to keep you updated. We are sure there will be more details coming out later this year.