We will soon be returning to Camp Crystal Lake. Friday the 13th has not one, but two reboots in the works. After several delays the second reboot, produced by Brad Fuller, is now set to premiere in January of 2017, though a director has yet to be found.
Fuller dropped a few details about the film in a conversation with The Reel World recently. According to Fuller, the script penned by Aaron Guzikowski delves into Jason’s backstory and that it is not an origin story we’ve seen before.
“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 forward,” Fuller told The Reel World. “[It’s] 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.” He continued. “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.”
Fuller has also stated that not only will Pamela Voorhees be making an appearance, we will be meeting Jason’s father, Elias. Elias has never before been seen in any of the franchise, though he did make a cameo in the graphic novels. Several years ago Fuller played a prank on horror fans, saying that a never-before-seen story had been found that included Elias. Now, it seems the idea is actually coming to life. We’ve all thought about Jason’s missing dad. You can’t help but wonder about Elias. But now, it seems we will soon meet him.
Fuller has also said that he is not a fan of found-footage, so it is unlikely that the new Friday the 13th will feature shaky camera shots of Jason chasing people through the woods, thankfully. We will update you when we know more.