‘Friday the 13th’ Eyes New High Profile Director
So, we’re playing the Friday the 13th game again. Knowing how many news breaks have been crafted around this film, that hasn’t even gone to production yet, is just unreal. You know that once the cameras actually get rolling we’ll have daily updates, so I suppose in a sense we’ll be celebrating Friday the 13th for the next year or so.
Enough of my whining. We’ll condense all that we know for you, just to speed up the process:
Friday will be a period piece that takes place sometime between the late 1970s and the early 1980s. Pamela Voorhees will be involved, Jason will indeed be up to his killing ways and we’ll be introduced, for the first time to Jason’s father, Elias. According to Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller, we’re “gonna see how it all happened.”
So yes, it’s “origin-ish” in nature.
We know that Prisoners screenwriter, Aaron Guzikowski turned in his script last month, so we’re at least that far into production.
Now here’s your actual “new” news: Breck Eisner is the man being eyed to replace the previously attached David Bruckner. Eisner’s name should ring a bell among horror fans, as he’s helmed a few high profile projects, like the solid Fear Itself segment, The Sacrifice, the amazing remake of The Crazies and the shockingly terrible The Last Witch Hunter.
So, we really don’t know how special an Eisner directed Friday film will be. Maybe we get a gem like The Crazies and maybe we get a complete dud like The Last Witch Hunter. We’ll probably see soon enough.
January 13th, 2017 is the “planned” release date for the film, but the truth is, we’ll be lucky to see this one arrive before 2018.
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