FRIDAY THE 13TH's New Mrs. Voorhees Is A Trekker

Deep Space Nine's Nana Visitor has signed on to play Jason's crazy mommy in the new Friday the 13th.
DAVE at spoke with actor Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) on Saturday, 19th April, at Starfest. During the interview, the erstwhile Major Kira Nerys revealed that she will succeed Betsy Palmer as Pamela Voorhees, the most iconic horror matron since Norma Bates (or maybe Joan Crawford), in Director Marcus Nispel's Friday the 13th do-over.

It appears that Visitor will end her brief appearance in the same manner as did Palmer in the original--she recently had a mold made of her head, and bore a bruise on the bridge of her nose as evidence.

Visitor is the latest name in a cast that includes Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti (right), Danielle Panabaker, Aaron Yoo, Travis Van Winkle, Willa Ford, Nick Mennell, Jonathan Sadowski and Derek Mears as Jason Voorhees.

Two weeks ago, MRDISGUSTING at Bloody-Disgusting got a sneak peak at the brand new Jason, both masked and unmasked, through photos of the sculpt used to model Mears (below left).

Though restricted from going into detail, MrDisgusting did say that "fans will be happy to know that Jason's hockey mask will not disappoint. It looks slighty different and it's very menacing."

Fans have been worried about more than an updated Jason. For some reason--perhaps because of the spate of PG-13 horror remakes being churned out by studios such as Screen Gems--the rumor had spread recently that the new Friday might follow the same trend. But Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller put that idea permanently in the grave.

"None of our remakes have been PG-13," Fuller said. "How do you remake a rated-R horror movie and take the guts out literally and figuratively? What is F13 without sex, drugs and really, really long sharp machete? And why would we, horror fans ourselves, produce a movie devoid of the things that made the title so appealing in the first place?"

In the new film, Panabaker plays the protagonist, an adventurous, athletic young woman whose rich, alpha male boyfriend (van Winkle) gathers everyone together at the infamous Camp Crystal Lake. Sadowski is a "techie" who knows its horrific history and the legend of the hockey-masked killer.

Platinum Dunes' Friday the 13th currently is shooting in Austin, Texas, for release on Friday, February 13, 2009.
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