Next ‘Friday the 13th’ Film NOT an Origin Story


Despite conflicting reports, the next Friday the 13th film will not in fact be an origin story, although it will take place in the past.

It seems as if those making the new Friday the 13th reboot aren’t even sure what’s going to happen in it.

In an interview with iHorror, producer Brad Fuller updates fans on the upcoming relaunch of the popular horror film series, clearing the air on some of the rumored details floating around concerning the film.

After originally suggesting that the film would touch on Jason’s origin story a little more, Fuller is now quick to point out that this won’t be the focus of the movie. While elements of his origins will be incorporated into the film, such as using Pamela Voorhees in the story.

Here’s what Fuller said about the word “origin” being associated with the film:

"“Origin isn’t really the right word for this movie. The word ‘origin’ got out and everyone’s calling it an origin film now, but that isn’t exactly the direction we’re taking. It’s more of an alternate world that we’re creating for Jason; an alternate space, alternate reality; in this 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 to 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.”"

Also touching on another rumor concerning the film, Fuller also confirmed that the flick will be a period piece, taking place at a summer camp sometimes between the late 70s and early 80s. Camp Crystal Lake will be open with employed camp counselors, rather than having been a long-abandoned location (as in the 2009 remake).

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Additionally, Fuller suggested not to get too excited about seeing Elias Voorhees, Jason’s father, in the film, as had also been hinted at in previous interviews. Fuller clarified that while they were looking into the possibility of incorporating Jason’s dad, there were as of yet no concrete plans to do so.

The final bit of relevant new information Fuller provided was on the proposed release date of January 13, 2017. While Paramount Pictures has yet to officially change the date, Fuller says it’s impossible that the completed project would be ready in time. It’ll still likely come out sometime during next year, although whether that’ll be “the next Friday the thirteenth date in October 2017, or another date altoghether” remains to be seen.

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As screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski puts the finishing touches on the script, producers are still searching for a director to helm the film. We’re expecting someone to be hired in the very near future.