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There have been plans to make another entry into the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise ever since the release of the 2009 reboot. Bringing Jason Voorhees back to the big screen is not an easy task. Previous attempts have fallen apart and amounted to nothing.
Platinum Dunes has been developing the new FRIDAY THE 13TH film at Paramount for almost three years now. Near the end of last year it was announced that director David Bruckner was no longer attached to the project and that Paramount had decided to go in a fresh direction, with a new writer in Aaron Guzikowski coming on board to get things re-going. Breck Eisner is the current choice to direct the film.
Recently speaking with Collider, producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form revealed some very interesting information pertaining to the next FRIDAY THE 13TH film saying:
"I’m here to say that we found the location. We have found the lake, we have found the camp. We found an amazing script by Aaron Guzikowski. Breck Eisner is directing the movie. That movie is shooting in early Spring.”
Casting will take place in December, with shooting set to begin in Atlanta this Spring.
"What we don’t want to do is alienate the audience who hasn’t seen the preceding 12 Friday the 13th movies. Aaron Guzikowski’s job, as challenging as it is, is to come up with a movie where if you haven’t seen any go the other ones, you can still come and see this one and love it and not feel like you’ve missed out on anything. And if you have seen the other ones, we want this to feel fresh."
The producers also recently spoke a bit about Jason this time around saying:
Form: "But when its time for Jason to do his business…"
Form: "He does it and we will not let anyone down because when it is time it’s.."
Fuller: "It’s unrelenting."
Fuller previously said of the new FRIDAY THE 13TH film:
"Yes, Pamela and Jason are together in this film, but this is the same Jason we all know and love. He’s Jason; he kills – he kills teenagers. We went down the origin route with the second Texas Chainsaw Massacre film, and I think when you go too deep into a character’s origin, the character stops being scary at some point. I’m not worried about demystifying Jason by revealing parts of his back story, which most of the fans are familiar with."
The release date for FRIDAY THE 13TH is currently October 13th 2017.