Jason Voorhees is one of the horror genres most notable figures - his hockey mask and pesky habit of killing people has brought chills, thrills and scares to movie-goers around the world. And heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s set to do it all over again as "Friday the 13th" is the latest to get the contemporary treatment with an updated release. But where this movie is different from all others is that the re-imagined film isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a remake cashing in on an existing franchise Ã¢â‚¬ the new film is actually a continuation of the existing story "It's not a remake," an insider told Mania. "Don't even expect an origin tale - as some production listings around Hollywood are pegging it as. Imagine if there was a story to be told somewhere between parts two and four, just add water (from Camp Crystal Lake, duh), insert a leaner, meaner, faster Jason Voorhees, set to "blend" and you've got the recipe for what Dunes, writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift and director Marcus Nispel got cookin'." Shannon and Swift wrote the final script after a previous draft was turned down by the studio. Apparently New Line didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe it included Jason at his prime, however the latest reworked version includes the white hockey mask and all the gory goodness that the original movies were known for. "Friday the 13th" is set for release on Friday, Feb. 13 and will go head-to-head with "Wolfman," the remake of another horror classic.
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