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Friday the 13th – You can’t kill me. I’m a Derek

Posted by LiveFor on August 1, 2008

This is the dude who will be playing hockey faced Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th remake. His name is Derek Mears and he is an actor / stuntman. Unsurprisingly he starred in The Hills Have Eyes 2 (he looks like the bald guy from the original and Weird Science. I forget his name. Had googly eyes). He has also been a stuntman in Indy 4 (but don’t hold that against him). He’s 6’5″ so I think he’ll meet the Jason requirement for scariness. In the remake Jason is going to be fast. Not the lumbering fool from previous movies.

Jason’s mum, Pamela Voorhees, is going to be played by Nana Visitor (Major Kira from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). The victims include Jared Padalecki (Sam from the TV show Supernatural), Amanda Righetti, Danielle Panabaker, Travis Van Winkle (his real name apparantly) and Aaron Yoo as Chewie (not a Wookie).

Still not too sure whether to be excited about this. Warner Bros did ask me to take down some photos of Jason a while back, but I won’t hold that against them. I’ll keep you posted.

The film is produced by Michael Bay and directed by Marcus Nispel. He directed Pathfinder (that did well!), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (not seen it. Love the original though), and videos for Cher and Billy Joel. Make your own decision as to what that foretells. They’re certainly horrific.

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