With the 2009 reboot of “Friday the 13th” offering a variation of the same story we’d seen before, it appears that one way the upcoming second reboot of the franchise will differentiate itself will be to offer a completely new origin for iconic serial killer Jason Voorhees.
Producer Brad Fuller is onboard the much delayed project which is currently targeting a January 13th 2017 release, though will likely be pushed again as no casting or production dates have yet been set.
In fact at last report the film had lost both director David Bruckner and scribe Aaron Guzikowski, while fellow producer Andrew Form indicated the film would be a “period thriller” which led to speculation that the movie will be set in the 1980s.
Now, during a new interview with The Reel Word, Fuller explained that they’re starting from scratch and reconfirmed that they have no plans to use a found footage technique as had been earlier rumored:
“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. 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.”
The project is separate from the “Friday the 13th” TV series which was being set up at The CW but is reportedly dead.