Paramount currently has a January 13, 2017 release date in place, but since no cast members have been announced, and we don’t know when production is starting, it’s possible this release may be delayed once again. Today we have new details on the project from producer Brad Fuller, Ã‚Â who teases this Ã‚Â Friday the 13thÃ‚Â movie will feature a fresh origin story for the iconic Jason Voorhees.
Brad Fuller also re-confirmed that they have scrapped plans to use found footage for this movie, although he wouldn’t unveil any other story details. It isn’t known if Aaron Guzikowski’s script has been finished, or if the producers have found a director yet to replace David Bruckner. Still, the reboot seems very much alive. Although we don’t know if it will be able to hit its January 13, 2017 release date.
Brad Fuller explained that this new story will offer an origin that no one has seen before, so it makes sense to have Elias be a part of the plot. We don’t know for sure if any of the previous references from the movies and comic books were used in the script, or if the producers have even started casting for the role yet. That seems unlikely, though, since no cast members have been attached at this time.