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For a long time now there have been plans to create another FRIDAY THE 13TH film 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 have learned that the young version of Jason Voorhess is now being searched for to appear in the new film as revealed on ProjectCasting.com, (See casting call down below).
In addition we have also learned that Jason's father, Elias Voorhees is also being searched for as yet another casting call describes him as a "powerful-looking man his late 30s - 50s, a park ranger who works in the vicinity of Camp Crystal Lake. Disturbed by the wickedness in Jason and the effects it has on (Jason's mother) Pamela, Elias will eventually leave his family and take a park ranger job somewhere else nearby."
We also now know specific dates for the production schedule. The project is referred to as FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 13 on the casting call and will be filming from March 19th through May 4th.
Young Jason Casting Call:
"Ultimate Model Management, Inc is currently submitting Caucasian male actors who are identical twins and age 12, for the role of Young Jason for feature film “Friday the 13th, Part 13”. Shooting will take place in Atlanta from March to May 2017.
Synopsis: The 13th installment in the iconic franchise. Although the specific logline is being kept under wraps, this version is a unique retelling of the origin story.
PAY RATE: TBD
SHOOT DATE(S): March 19th – May 4th, 2017
[YOUNG JASON] – Male, Caucasian, 12 years old ONLY SEEKING IDENTICAL TWINS W/ TV AND FILM CREDITS. MUST BE UNDER 5 FOOT. NO EXCEPTIONS. Lengthy and awkward. A dark, ominous child, who has severe psychological issues. Must have a very electric and expressive face (you will be painting the scene with your facial expressions), as this role does not speak. YOUNG JASON will grow into the psycho-killer JASON. SUPPORTING ROLE. MUST BE ATLANTA BASED."
There is a belief that the production is seeking out twins to fill the role due to child labor laws and long production hours.
It will be an interesting night in the theater when we are finally treated to the retelling of the FRIDAY THE 13TH origin story.
The current release date for FRIDAY THE 13TH is October 13th 2017.
We will continue to bring you more on all things FRIDAY THE 13TH.