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The ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot Was Almost a Found-Footage Movie

The 13th chapter of Jason Voorhees' bloody story will be out next October.

With 2009’s reboot now a distant memory, “Friday the 13th” is being remade once again. The next chapter in the Camp Crystal Lake mythos is due out in just under a year, and producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form recently spoke to Collider about what to expect — and why it’s taken so long to get this latest installment going.

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A rights issue between Paramount and Warner Bros. appears to have been the main thing preventing Jason Voorhees from making his triumphant return, though Fuller and Form explain that creative differences got in the way as well: “The studio wanted us to make a found-footage version of that movie, and that was deeply concerning to us because we didn’t think we could execute the movie in the right way if it was a found-footage movie.” Most will likely be relieved to hear that the producers appear to have won that battle.

They also share the good news that “we found the location. We have found the lake, we have found the camp. We found an amazing script by Aaron Guzikowski. Breck Eisner is directing the movie. That movie is shooting in early spring.”

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The untitled reboot, which happens to mark the 13th entry in the series, is slated to begin casting by the end of this year and go into production in Atlanta next year. It’s set to be released on October 13, 2017.

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