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Does Jason’s Mother Help Him Kill in ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot?

We’re all out of ideas so now we’re just rebooting everything. Next on the list is Friday the 13th, you know that one with Jason Voorhees. Unlike every other reboot we’ve heard about this year, this one is going to a little bit more interesting. Now we get our origin story one of the scariest movie figures of all time. I’m calling this an origin story, but what do I know? Producer Brad Fuller tells us what’s up:

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.

Most of the family will appear in the film. Rumors have been swirling for some time and we’ve told that Jason’s father, Elias Voorhees, will also be a part of the film. I mean he has to be. If the mother is going to be there, the father has to be. No one fucks you up like your parents. Fuller continues:

We haven’t decided whether or not Elias will appear in the film. Again, that was a comment I made, which was a response to a question about whether or not Elias would be a part of this film. I said that including Jason’s father was an idea, a possibility, but it’s not at all a certainty that he’ll appear in the film. The main relationship is between Pamela and Jason.

The producer also confirmed that the story would be set “in the late 1970s and early 1980s” confirming comments made by his producing partner Andrew Form a few months ago. He added that Aaron Guzikowski’s script marked a “breakthrough” in the development process, confirming that this story will be set at a summer camp with camp counselors. Although this project is currently the only thing they’re focusing on, the producer admitted that there’s no way they’ll be able to hit the current January 13, 2017 release date. Here’s what he had to say, when asked if there’s a chance they could make the date.

No cast members have been announced yet, and it isn’t clear if the producers plan on bringing back Derek Mears from their 2009 Friday the 13th remake as Jason Voorhees. Regardless, it seems like the project is finally on the right track after years of delays. We’ll be sure to keep you posted with more updates as soon as they become available.

I want this to be shit your pants scary. Not in the cheap pop-up scares, but in the fuck this could have happened to me way. I want us all to know that we have Jason inside of us…. we just have to get there.

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Where’d the picture come from? Looks like F13VII, but Betsy Palmer was on the set?

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