The twists and turns concerning the next Friday The 13th film keep on coming, and I remain baffled by the time it’s taking to get off the ground. Surely all you need is a hockey-masked maniac, some horny teenagers and some inventive kills? Anyway, The Reel Word recently had the chance to speak with producer Brad Fuller regarding the latest installment from Aaron Guzikowski’s script. Fuller stated the following;
“Aaron’s story has great characters…You kind of have to understand Jason Voorhees, so we go back and we kind of started over and work our way forwar”..
“Will this be an origin story?”
“Origin-ish, but it’s an origin that no one has seen before. Obviously Pamela’s there, but it’s a little bit different from what you’ve seen before”.
and, regarding the Found Footage stuff:
“There was a lot of found-footage scripts that they wanted us to make and I was not going to do that because I don’t think that can exist in Jason Voorhees’ world”.
I don’t know what the hell “origin-ish” is supposed to mean. Either the film’s an origin story or it isn’t. Sounds promising though, but it’s quite possible that when the film eventually comes out in the year 2050 or something [the scheduled release date this January 13, 2017] it’ll be something completely different.