The latest "Friday the 13th" reboot will explore a different side of Jason Voorhees' origin, introducing his father, Elias, on screen for the first time.
Previous films in the venerable horror franchise have primarily explored Jason's background in terms of his mother Pamela, who killed in his name during 1980's original "Friday the 13th." And while he's been referenced, before, Elias has been notable absent. According to Birth Death Movies, the original ending for "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" included Elias visiting his son's empty grave, though that was later scrapped. BMD now claims sources close to the upcoming film from Platinum Dunes and Paramount will bring Elias into the picture in a major way.
Platinum Dunes' Brad Fuller previously described the film's take on Jason's early years as "origin-ish." "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.” While Pamela and Jason are both stalwarts at Camp Crystal Lake, the latest entry could reinvent their relationship with one another and for the first time explore how they interact with Elias and ultimately led to Jason's blood-soaked future.
Paramount’s “Friday the 13th” is slated for a January 13, 2017 release.