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‘Friday the 13th’ is Casting for a Spring Shoot

FRIDAY THE 13TH : JASON TAKES MANHATTAN

My belief is that you should never get excited about a movie until it’s actually filming. So much needs to happen from conception to shoot, and so much can go wrong. Still, Bloody Disgusting can exclusively confirm that casting is and has been underway on the next Friday the 13th, which is being produced by Platinum Dunes for Paramount Pictures with a target to release on Friday the 13th, October 2017.

In addition, our friends at F13Franchise are reporting that pre-production is currently underway in hot spot Conyers, Georgia, which is 24 miles East of Atlanta.

The reason that the production in Conyers is interesting is that Platinum Dunes is scheduled for shooting in that town starting in March and lasting through to May. That leads us to believe a good majority of filming should take place in that area. (On a side note, we tried to get the official start date, but were unable to get a solid confirmation.)

Another interesting bit of information about Conyers is that it is just under 12 miles away from Covington, Georgia where ‘Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part VI’ was filmed!

The Crazies‘ Breck Eisner is directing the slasher with Prisoners‘ Aaron Guzikowski writing the script. The film is, according to producer Brad Fuller, “an origin-ish story.”

Fuller, along with his Platinum Dunes producing partner Andrew Form, recently revealed quite a bit more. Here, they acknowledge for the first time that it’s a special occasion: yes, this will be the 13th Friday the 13th.



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