Friday the 13th Getting New Origin Story

Friday the 13th

Recently, Paramount got the rights for the Friday the 13th franchise from Warner Bros. in exchange for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Since then, there has been a lot of talk about what producers Platinum Dunes were going to do with the rights. Prisoners writer Aaron Guzikowski has now delivered his first draft of what he would like the film to be and Platinum Dunes’ Brad Fuller has now said that not only has the script been delivered, but that plans are now moving forward with the script.

“Aaron’s story has great characters,” Fuller explained before revealing that they’re going to try and really understand Jason’s motivations. “You kind of have to understand Jason Voorhees, so we go back and we kind of started over and work our way forward.”

He also said that the film will be “Origin-ish, but it’s an origin that no one has seen before. Obviously Pamela Voorhees is there, but it’s a little bit different from what you’ve seen before.”

The new Friday the 13th installment has a release date of Friday, January 13, 2017.