its coming feb. 09
first pic of Jason
It's been 28 years since Jason Voorhees first emerged from Camp Crystal Lake, and on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, the hockey-masked killer is getting a makeover. ''It's still really scary, but it's also funny,'' reports producer Michael Bay of his Friday the 13th update. ''We've given it a whole new twist.'' Here, Chelsea (Willa Ford) makes the mistake of water-skiing in the notorious lake. Says Bay, ''It's not going to end so well.''
Michael Bay interview...from entertainment weekly
You recently wrapped production on your update of Friday the 13th, and horror buffs out there are dying to know: whatís it going to be about?
Itís a reconception of the original. Weíre introducing a whole group of new kids. What we always try to do is add a little bit of freshness to these movies that were really scary back then and update them for a new audience.
So are you following the same plot as the very first Friday the 13th?
Itís a little different. I donít want to give it away because of the Internet crazies.
Thereís been rumors that youíre going to include plots from all three Friday the 13ths into your remake. Is that true?
The first two, yeah.
Where did you film the Crystal Lake scenes?
In Austin, where we also shot Texas Chainsaw. Austin gives you a lot of looks.
Is there anything else you are willing to divulge about it?
I havenít seen the directorís cut because heís still cutting, but I know this one will really be scary; itís also funny, as well. Itís a fun college adventure that goes awry. Itís not a movie I would ever show my mom! (Laughs) We donít make these for our mothers; we make these for the fans out there.
Speaking of those fans, what do you say to people who are worried that an update of Friday the 13th will ruin the original?
There are always haters out there, and you canít get rid of that. We try to be faithful, and weíre fans ourselves. Itís like when I did Transformers ó I listened to the fans, you know, but you still have to make your own movie by respecting what was done and trying to give it a whole new twist.
How have you given it a new twist?
Youíre just not going to believe the first 12 minutes! Itís a twist in itself.
And youíre actually working on a remake of Nightmare on Elm Street, too, right?
Donít know yet. We havenít made our deal, but itís worth every penny.