Thanks to a deal struck with Warner Bros. a couple years back, Paramount has the rights for a “Friday the 13th” remake, which will be produced under Michael Bay and Brad Fuller’s Platinum Dunes banner. Not much has been revealed about the film — which was originally supposed to come out in February 2016 — but in doing press for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” Fuller shed some light on the reboot’s approach, revealing that it will contain elements of an origin story for Jason.
“[Screenwriter] Aaron [Guzikowski]’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 TheReelWord, clarifying that the film will include an origin of sorts. “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.”
Pamela is of course, Jason’s mother, who was [36-year-old spoilers] revealed to be the killer in the original 1980 “Friday the 13th” film. She also appeared in the 2009 remake, played by “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s” Nana Visitor.
Fuller also addressed earlier reports that the film would be shot like a found-footage film, saying, “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.”
Check out the full interview with Fuller below:
Paramount’s “Friday the 13th” remake is slated for a January 13, 2017 release.
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