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Thousands of horror fans are looking forward to the Friday the 13th movie coming in 2017, but there have been so many twists and turns throughout its development that nobody really knows what will happen.

The last reboot we saw was the 2009 Friday the 13th, which earned a lot of love from Jason Voorhees fans with its blend of sex, slashing and a fantastic Jason mask. Eight years is not a huge amount of time to wait for a sequel, but compared to the turnover of Friday the 13th movies in the heyday of the franchise, eight years feels like an eternity.

Credit: Paramount Pictures
Credit: Paramount Pictures

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Who will direct Friday the 13th?

The Crazies director Breck Eisner is attached to the project, so fans may be relieved that a dude with previous (and bloody) experience will helm the new Friday the 13th movie. Eisner's involvement is not set in stone but his name is still the latest word on the street.

Jason claims another victim in 2009. Credit: Paramount
Jason claims another victim in 2009. Credit: Paramount

However, Platinum Dunes co-founder Brad Fuller has given a candid interview about the new Friday the 13th movie, promising us that they ''are on the right track now to make the movie.'' Fuller admits that the found-footage angle was very off-putting for him personally, and that the project was beset with ''false starts, some of them self-created''.

Most encouragingly of all is the addition of Prisoners scriptwriter Aaron Guzikowski, which Fuller is particularly excited about (via This is Infamous):

''We have a great writer. He’s a better writer than we deserve for this franchise. The script that he came up with is really great, we got it a couple weeks ago. We gave our notes to Aaron, the studio gave notes to Aaron, and we're waiting for the script to come back.''

Friday the 13th Plot Details

Pamela Voorhees in 2009's 'Friday the 13th'. Credit: Paramount
Pamela Voorhees in 2009's 'Friday the 13th'. Credit: Paramount

Producer Brad Fuller told Yahoo that the upcoming 2017 Friday the 13th will be something of a family affair: Mommie Dearest AND Jason's papa will be there to wreak havoc:

''We’re going to go back and we’re going to meet that family...We’re going to meet the family. You’re gonna meet Pamela, Elias, and Jason. And you’re gonna see how it all happened.''

Friday the 13th Release Date

We still don't know who will be donning the hockey mask as our new Jason, but fan favorite Kane Hodder has not been completely ruled out. The new Friday the 13th movie was scheduled for Friday, October 13, 2017, but Paramount have since pulled it from their schedule. Deadline reports that no alternative date has been offered yet, so watch this space!

Come on, guys, we need more epic Jason Voorhees kills!

Sorry fans: you may need to wait a while for your next blast of Jason!


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