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"Friday the 13th: The Beginning of the End of a New Chapter"

If you've had trouble trying to make sense of some of the various rumors and reports surrounding the next "Friday the 13th" film, you're not alone. But it looks like the Guardian may have cleared things up for us a bit. They're reporting that the film with a hopeful release date of Oct. 13 (a Friday), will in fact be a remake of the classic original film, not a straight sequel or the fabled Freddy/Jason/Michael outing.

This is, of course, horrible news for anyone with a passing interest in the "Friday" line of movies, for even if little about the series is sacred anymore, the first two films stand apart from much of what has followed and should be left the hell alone.

Michael Bay is behind the new production, which makes sense, considering that the IMDb gives him a producer credit for both "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" (a sequel) and "The Hitcher" (a remake)--two films, incidentally, that I look forward to about as much as the "Friday" remake.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on February 16, 2006 7:09 PM
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