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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 a long time now. Near the end of 2015 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 which has a release date this October.
We previously learned back in October that the new FRIDAY THE 13TH film was supposed to begin casting this past December with filming to take place in the Atlanta Georgia area sometime this spring. There has been no casting news mentioned nor was there any word of the film on this past January 13th.
Fridaythe13thFranchise is reporting that the new FRIDAY THE 13TH film is officially in pre-production in Conyers, Georgia right now. No specific dates were confirmed, but they did manage to find out that filming is set to take place in Conyers beginning in March and ending in May.
Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form had this to say of the next FRIDAY THE 13TH film back in October:
"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.”
Fuller also previously stated that:
"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 current release date for FRIDAY THE 13TH is October 13th 2017.