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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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COMMENTS

32 Comments
  • McGilli

    You can always spot the movies that won’t be using any digital FX – or at least very little of it – by how fast it releases after shooting… So this is a good sign.

    • Carlton Fisher

      I am happy about the low likelihood of all the scares being digitized out of this, but I also worry that they’re going to rush it to the point that it’s nothing new or different. I love slasher films, and I realize they aren’t exactly the cutting edge of innovation in storytelling, but Friday the 13th has been one of the shakiest franchises in terms of variations in quality throughout the series, and Platinum Dunes can be hit or miss. I hope this is one of the better installments.

    • Khy

      There’s really no major sequences that would require CGI or heavy digital FX. This is something that can be shot and released fast. It’s pretty basic stuff.

  • Keith

    This would be cool to audition for haha. I wonder how you’d go about doing it

    • Khy

      Having an agent.

  • cduns

    Really hoping I don’t check BD in a month and read that this project has had a hiccup. Full strand ahead please. Looking forward to a new good slasher film.

  • DarkBree

    Finally!!!! I’m anxious about the cast and characters and who will play Jason (please, Derek)! Will they be casting known actors like the remake or unknown actors like the first movies?

    • Khy

      I don’t think Derek is returning. They’re auditioning new actors for Jason.

      • DarkBree

        Really? That’s just sad. But I hope they pick a good Jason.

      • @adamjs24

        Are they just auditioning for a young Jason or for adult Jason too?

        • Khy

          Both

  • Pretty cool. To think they’re filming only a few hours from me. I’ll need to TMZ the set. Lol.

  • Khy

    March 19th – May 4th

    They started casting January 4th.

    October 13th is still possible. I can see a teaser trailer possibly ready for comic con in July and a full blown trailer for August.

    All the earlier films have had similar production time frames. But with PD and Paramount you never know. So fingers crossed things actually go off without a hitch.

  • kerinda

    Its about Damn time!

  • Travis_Bickle

    Snore….in a month it will get cancelled or the producers will back out.

  • Horrible Day

    This makes me happy, I really doubted this would actually come to fruition but YAY

  • Geno1987

    Why has it taken this long to get a new Jason movie off the ground? They’re not that hard to make.

    • REC03

      its produced by Platinum Dunes aka the epitome of incompetence.

      • Meisha’s Taint

        Bingo. Platinum Dunes suck platinum donkey dick.

  • Mark Andrew Glinka

    It’s about time!!

  • Peter Kushing

    I’ll never understand how an iconic franchise like this is never treated like a priority. For as much money as these films made, and with their rabid fan base, it seems like their still shit on. Yet all these other shit franchises get sequels damn near yearly.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    Please cast likeable actors who can act NOT GOOD LOOKING SHIT ACTORS

    • Glenn Wills

      This franchise, with a few exceptions, has never had terribly good acting in it.

      • Meisha’s Taint

        How dare you Kevin Bacon is a God!

        What I mean is don’t go The Nightmare on Elm Street remake way and hire people like Kellan Luntz or whatever his name is. I still have never made it through that film the acting is so bad and the characters are so unlikeable.

        They should just make a rule everybody should be ugly except for the Final Girl and possibly the jock just so the ladies get a little something

        • Glenn Wills

          Kevin Bacon is an amazing actor. But not exactly giving an Oscar caliber performance in Friday the 13th. In the Nightmare remake you had Rooney Mara, an extremely talented actor but you’d never know it watching that film. These films don’t really hinge on great acting ability, “passable” is perfectly acceptable unless you’re the villain and trying to carry the film. Everyone else save the hero is cannon fodder.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    I’m a 36 year old man with a beard. Do you think I have a chance to be the final girl?

    Personal dream of mine but probably a long shot……..

  • Rocky

    fuck you speak shit. This report has been posted by several sites today, so you are not exclusive to this…sort your shit out and try to bring back some respectability to this sinking ship of a site.

    • WOLF

      I thought it was weird that the filming location news sparked this site to make the story their own. They decide to release their exclusive casting news because of the other story from fridaythe13thfranchise.com? Wouldn’t pre-production and a march start mean they would have to be casting? Seems unprofessional to me. It’s like they are trying to one up them … with no new details to add.

  • Stan Below

    The following news: F13 release date changed to 2018!

  • Simon Allen

    Oh God I hope this actually happens …..the thought that we might actually see Jason again before the year is out really warms my cockles .
    Not overly keen on the directing choice though ….I was hoping that might change but it looks like he’s locked in now .

  • OmarComin’

    Scares for ages 12 and up!

  • Halloween_Vic

    This makes me excited!!!! Finally man it’s about time they move forward with it and really make this another bad ass F13th. If this really gets a release in October of this year, it’s gonna be the most anticipated and best Halloween release’s we’ve gotten in a long time. Since every year it’s the same paranormal/demonic/haunted shit we get. Now all we need is script and casting for a new “Halloween” film and our slasher genre may make its way back to mainstream cinema. That makes me happy just thinking about that.

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