Do we really need to start remaking movies in the 1980’s? It appears that director/producer Michael Bay is ready to remake Friday the 13th. This is not a new installment, but a remake of the original 1980 film. Bay was hoping to get this film out by Friday, October 13, but it will not be feasible because they haven’t gotten much into place.
I can’t imagine how badly Bay will screw this up, but at least for the time being he is not directing it. He would have Will Smith and Jason involved in a series of elaborate car chases and perhaps a boat chase on Crystal Lake. He then will have several explosions and some huge gunfights. That would be his idea to bring this 80’s classic into the new millennium.
I think this a really bad idea and hope that cooler heads prevail. I thought the update for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was unneeded (Bay was behind that also), and I would really just enjoy another Freddie vs. Jason vs. Michael Myers or vs. Ash from the Evil Dead series. I also believe that the 80’s era is not eligible for remakes because it was like two weeks ago. Filmmakers should focus on crappy movies with a good premise from the 50’s and 60’s. I am sure they could find many that fit that bill. Leave my decade alone at least for another 15 years or so.