Breck Eisner is in the directors chair for reboot of ‘Friday the 13th’, which we reported earlier this week was finally entering production. Casting is now underway and filming set to begin in March in Conyers, Georgia.
The film, penned by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners), will take us on a journey deeper into Jason’s history. Not only will we learn more about our favorite machete toting killer, we will see Pamela Voorhees and for the first time on film we will meet Jason’s father Elias Voorhees.
F13Franchise.com is now reporting that Platinum Dunes has hired Legacy Effects to bring Jason back to life by creating the special effects, props, and Jason’s iconic mask. Word is, the new mask will resemble the mask from ‘Friday the 13th: Part 3’. In that film Richard Brooker wore the Jason mask which had red chevron markings, scratches, and had a yellow hue.
Legacy Effects has worked on films such as ‘Iron Man 2’, ‘World War Z’, ‘Godzilla’, and ‘The Revenant’, which leaves little doubt about their ability to create fantastic effects.
The ‘Friday the 13th’ reboot will arrive in theaters this October just in time for Halloween.