We might see another side to icon of horror Jason Voorhees in the 13th installment to Friday the 13th. After we posted recently that Elias Voorhees may be entering the F13 franchise, news now broke that the character [a.k.a Jason’s dad] will definitely play a central character in the new film.
Per an interview with Yahoo, Brad Fuller confirmed “We’re going to go back and we’re going to meet that family,” Andrew Form then added ”We’re going to meet the family. You’re gonna meet Pamela, Elias, and Jason. And you’re gonna see how it all happened.”
Fuller previously teased:
“You kind of have to understand Jason Voorhees, so we go back and we kind of started over and work our way forward.” He continued on clarifying that the next installment will be, “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.”
The 13th Friday is being penned by Aaron Guzikowski. He is the writer behind Prisoners, which was one of the hottest screenplays in Hollywood. He is also writing the remake of Universal’s The Wolf Man, part of the studio’s series of Universal Monsters remakes.
Paramount recently shifted the release date to January 13, 2017. That could be troubling. January is typically the dumping ground for horror films. It’s a slower month for the box office, and studios often release their lesser-quality films for a quick buck. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if this new F13 installment is able to break that tradition and start off 2017 with a bang for genre fans, or if it will be another disappointment for fans of the iconic franchise.
Catch up on the franchise now by buying the complete collection on Amazon. Or, if you’re looking for something more manageable, watch the video below highlighting all the deaths from horror’s most prolific killer.