Friday The 13th Sequel Gets Started
Well here's the least surprising news of the day. After the new reboot of the Friday the 13th franchise grossed $45 million on its opening weekend, Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company is going ahead with a sequel. The Hollywood Reporter has good news though-- the new one will probably not be based on any of the previous Friday the 13th sequels, given that they all pretty much suck.
The question remains whether Jared Padalecki and Amanda Righetti, the only two survivors of the original film, will return for the second movie; they both have roles on TV shows (Supernatural for him, The Mentalist for her) and might not be able to return. Especially given that roles in horror movies, Jamie Lee Curtis aside, don't tend to lead to stardom.
I'm so unsurprised by this news that I don't really even know what to say about it. I'm sure we'll see the same thing happen when the new Nightmare on Elm Street makes a bascrillion dollars, and the horror movie industrial cycle will begin anew.
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