Though it’s been ruminating over at New Line for the past two years, it looks as if the Friday The 13th remake is finally getting some steam.
Marcus Nispel has been signed on to helm the remake of one of the world’s most famous slasher franchises. You may know the name from a few places: He directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake back in 2003 (a movie that was nowhere near as terrible as it should have been), and has also been attached to American McGee’s Alice for quite some time. However, he did do Pathfinder, a movie that I have yet to bring myself to watch because of all the terrible, terrible things I have heard about it.
The script was written by Damian Shannon and Mark Shift, the same duo that wrote Freddy vs Jason a few years back. Also, the script is done, so the strike will have no bearing on this project (except, maybe, it being rushed into production).
As terrible as they were, I actually enjoyed the last few Friday movies (Jason Goes To Hell not included. Fuck that movie). Freddy vs. Jason is a guilty pleasure, and Jason X is probably the funniest movie I have ever seen. Seriously. Once a slasher gets sent into space, it equals comic gold.
Hopefully, Nispel can forget the mess that was Pathfinder, and make another good remake. Hopefully.
Yet again, the good folks over at Bloody Disgusting have got the scoop, and posted the character breakdowns for the film. Check them out:
WHITNEY Caucasian. Mid 20s. Younger sister to Clay. Pretty and strong girl. She has the smarts and the will to survive in the most desperate of circumstances.
CLAY Caucasian. Late 20s. Older brother of Whitney. He’s good-looking and has a quiet inner confidence. He’s a dedicated and smart guy. All the girls definitely find him attractive.
CHUMBLER Caucasian, early to mid-20s. A little chubby, but he wears his size well, along with his cool chin beard. He has a tendency to make wear his attraction to attractive girls on his sleeve. He has no shame. Please submit your funniest character actors.
TRENT Caucasian, early to mid-20s. The Alpha-Male. He’s got money, and he wants you to be his friend… especially if you can do something for him.
JENNA Caucasian, early to mid-20s. Trent’s date for the weekend. She’s great-looking, athletic, and the adventurous type. We wonder why she would be with Trent.
LAWRENCE Black, early to mid-20s. Good-looking and funny as hell. He’s smart and is already trying to get his own company started. He puts on a white sounding “good ol’ boy” voice when talking to his business associates.
NOLAN He wears a T-shirt that says F**K CHRISTMAS – The asterisks are snowflakes. But when an older woman walks by, he crosses his arms, covering it. Nolan poses as a rebel, but he’s just as square as the rest of us.
CHELSEA Attractive college girl. Friends with BREE, but not as sexy. PARTIAL NUDITY REQUIRED
BREE Attractive friend to Chelsea, definitely the sexier of the two, and she dresses to make sure you can tell the difference. Hot as Hell!
WADE Caucasian, mid-20s. He’s technologically inclined… at least enough to use a GPS Receiver. He knows the story about Camp Crystal Lake and he tells it to his crew around a campfire.
MIKE Caucasian, mid-20s. Whitney’s boyfriend. He’s a genuine and logical guy. He makes sure that his friends, and especially Whitney, are safe and taken care of. He’s a really nice guy.
AMANDA Caucasian, mid-20s, voluptuous. Perfectly tanned and sexy. She’s into Richie…at least for the weekend. PARTIAL NUDITY REQUIRED
RICHIE Caucasian, mid-20s. Funny and definitely attracted to Amanda. He doesn’t waste time making a move on her.