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Jason is gonna be busy in the next Friday the 13th movie, says Fuller

10.24.2016by: Brennan Klein
Friday the 13th Brad Fuller Andrew Form Jason Voorhees

The hotly anticipated new FRIDAY THE 13TH flick has been in the trenches for what feels like an eternity, suffering yet another release date setback as it was pushed to October 13, 2017. But in an interview with Variety, Platinum Dunes executives Brad Fuller and Andrew Form sat down and briefly talked about how the film is looking and how they plan to make the 13th FRIDAY THE 13TH a special occasion.

Said Fuller:

This is the 13th “Friday the 13th” and on some level that’s kind of magical that we are lucky enough to make the 13th “Friday the 13th” movie. The challenges are you don’t want to alienate the people that come to see the first 12 but at the same time you don’t want your audience who haven’t seen the first 12 to feel like I’ve missed out on all of this and I’m not coming to see the 13th film.

That’s where and why we were lucky enough to get Aaron Guzikowski, who is an amazing writer and who saw a way to bridge those two audiences and make a way a movie where if you haven’t seen a “Friday the 13th” movie you know exactly what is going on and if you have seen one, you are going to be smiling the whole way through because there are nods to everything that you know but it is not imperative that you know those things to enjoy the film. We have made plenty of Slasher movies and what excites us about this one is that our characters aren’t just meat for Jason to butcher. These are real characters which will hopefully make the bond with the audience that much stronger because you really care about the people in this film.

But here's the key quote:

Form: But when its time for Jason to do his business…

Fuller:…He’s busy.

Form: He does it and we will not let anyone down because when it is time it’s..

Fuller: It’s unrelenting.

Guzikowski is a solid scriptwriter, so here's hoping he delivers the gleeful Jason mayhem we've been waiting for. And if he doesn't, here's hoping they don't wait 8 more years to make another one.

Breck Eisner is currently attached to direct the film.

Extra Tidbit: What are you hoping to see in the new FRIDAY THE 13TH?
Source: Variety

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