After seeing so many horror films and remakes fail to live up to their hype thanks to studios dumbing them down for a PG-13 rating; Jason Voorhees will not follow suit. Bloody-Disgusting spoke directly Platinum Dunes’ producer Brad Fuller who totally squashed any rumors that the remake of Friday The 13th would also be dialed down a notch.
“None of our remakes have been PG-13,” Producer Brad Fuller tells Bloody-Disgusting. “How do you remake a rated R horror movie and take the guts out literally and figuratively? What is F13 without sex, drugs and really, really long sharp machete? And why would we, horror fans ourselves, produce a movie devoid of the things that made the title so appealing in the first place. So let me say for the record, that the F13 that we start shooting this Thursday is a full bodied, rated R film.”
He elaborates on just how R-rated this film will be. “It has insane kills that will be shown in all their glory- it has a group of college students who drink and even have sex. We are betting that if we don’t hold back that the audience will reward us for being bold in a time when some horror movies are playing the ratings game. So we embrace the R-rating Friday the 13th will have, and hope you will too.”
Marcus Nispel directs the film, which stars Jared Padalecki, Derek Mears, Amanda Righetti, Danielle Panabaker, Aaron Yoo, Travis Van Winkle, Willa Ford, Nick Mennell and Jonathan Sadowski. Jason Voorhees returns to Camp Crystal Lake on February 13, 2009.