The 13th Friday the 13th movie has been lurking in the shadows so long we’d almost given up on it. But it’s still a go — and in a recent interview, Platinum Dunes’ Brad Fuller and Andrew Form spilled a few vague/tantalising details on the forthcoming reboot from director Breck Eisner. Here’s what we learned.
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
- The movie is still happening.
- It won’t be a sequel to the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot.
- It will not be a found-footage movie.
- It will not be titled Bride of Jason; so far it doesn’t have a title beyond Friday the 13th.
- It will not be in 3D.
- It is a period piece.
- It will be R-rated.
- There won’t be excessive exposition about Jason’s supernatural powers (alas, there was no confirmation of whether or not it will be an origin story, or dig into Jason’s family life and introduce his father for the first time).
- The production has scouted its location, a camp in Georgia next to a lake, for that old-school Long Night at Camp Blood feel.
- Casting hasn’t started yet, but it will in December; filming will begin in autumn; the release date is (as of now) Friday, 13 October 2017.
- The biggest challenge for screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski was coming up with a story that would please fans of the franchise, but also not alienate anyone who’d never seen a Friday movie before.
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