This is an interesting bit of casting news. It appears that Jared Padalecki, star of the wildly underrated TV show “Supernatural” is being looked at strongly to be the new Jason Vorhees in the upcoming Friday the 13th remake. The folks over at Eclipse Magazine give us the following:
It was announced yesterday, March 21st that Platinum Dunes in association with New Line Cinema and Paramount Pictures is in final negotiations with the Supernatural star to take on the lead role in their 're-imagination' of the 1980 horror/slasher flick about teenaged camp counselors at a camp called Crystal Lake who begin to meet untimely and gruesome fates at the hands of a mysterious killer.
Jared Padalecki, who is well known to TV viewers as the hunky Dean Forester on Gilmore Girls and the intrepid 'hunter' Sam Winchester in Supernatural, is no stranger to being involved in successful remakes of older films, having had roles in the remakes of 'House of Wax' and 'Flight of the Phoenix'. While the Friday the 13th movie he is set to begin production on this spring is listed as a remake, the movie will have a different focus on the storyline than the original movie.
Ok, I like Padalecki very much and would be happy to see him in just about any movie… but… JASON?!?! Ummm… correct me if I’m wrong here, but shouldn’t the big guy be, you know… BIGGER? Not to mention, in this remake shouldn’t he be wearing the mask all the time (He doesn’t have it in the original… but they’ve said the Jason with the Mask is what we’re getting with this new incarnation). Why do they need a named actor at all? Please don’t tell me they’re going to do with this film what Zomibe did when he butchered Halloween are they?!?!
As much as I like Padalecki, I’ve got a bad feeling about this.