New Line and Platinum Studios have announced that they are moving forward with a follow-up to their recent Friday the 13th update. THR’s Risky Biz Blog reports that the film “is expected to be not a sequel so much as a follow-up”. Explained further, they add that “the new picture is expected to use elements of the original franchise more as a jumping-off point than as a template.”
Despite a steep 80% drop for its second weekend, Friday the 13th has grossed a very respectable $56.6 million domestically ($71.9 million worldwide). It’s the second-best performing movie in the franchise, lagging behind 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason crossover ($82.6 million domestically and $114.9 million worldwide).