Friday the 13th is getting another reboot, following that reboot in 2009 that was a soulless cash grab that didn’t grab much cash. It’s been bandied about for several months, as far back as December where Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski came on board to write the screenplay.
In an interview with The Reel Word, producer Brad Fuller spoke about the new direction of this Friday the 13th. While Jason’s mother will still be there, and the origin will still be somewhat recognizable, Fuller says it will still be something new:
“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… [The story is] 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.”
Here is a video of Fuller explaining in some detail what the plan is for this new Friday the 13th:
Tweaking Jason’s origin story shouldn’t be too much of a foul for fanboys. It shouldn’t be, but who knows anymore. Hopefully this time around the reboot will work. Either way, we’ll get a new Vorhees picture January 2017.