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‘Friday the 13th’ Casting Call Seeks Young Jason; Different Title?!

Just yesterday we told you that casting was well underway on the new Friday the 13th, while a separate report pegged the shoot to take place in Conyers, Georgia this coming March.

Now, a casting call has made its way online revealing something extremely interesting: not only will the new Friday the 13th feature a young Jason Voorhees, but they’re casting twins. Before we overreact, it’s quite possible that they’ll be shooting long and late hours, thus having a second actor helps them avoid legal issues. (Children under 18 are only allowed to work a specific amount of hours per day, by law.) It’s also possible that this does have something to do with the film’s plot; what if Jason isn’t the one who died in the lake, but his brother (or vice versa)? That would help explain Jason’s growth into a full-grown man. But alas, I’m sure it’s the former as the casting seeks identical twins who must be “lengthy and awkward”, and “have a very electric and expressive face.”

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Shooting from March 19th to May 4th, 2017, the casting call holds one more surprise, a slightly different title: Friday the 13th, Part 13. This confirms what Brad Fuller and Platinum Dunes producing partner Andrew Form revealed in a previous interview where they acknowledge that it’s a special occasion: the 13th Friday the 13th.

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

Jason’s mother, Pamela, is going to make some sort of appearance in the new incarnation, as will his father, Elias.

Friday the 13th could hit theaters by Friday the 13th of October 2017.



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  • Wolf Kane

    ‘Originish story’, as long as the film doesnt spend too much time in the past and really we know Jasons origins already so do we really need to relive it again. All in all though I’m super excited for another Friday the 13th and with a fantastic writer behind it. Just hope if it does well we get a sequel or two.

  • Frank Lloyd Jr

    I hope all this news about filming a new F13 is legit and not just some of them “alternative facts” that are all the rage these days.

    • Kaiju420

      Fake news!

    • Khy

      LMAO

    • J Jett

      “alternative facts”…LOL! that’s awesome Frank! 🙂

  • Rocky

    Ridiculous….Pamela Voorhees already stated in the original Jason was her only son…stop throwing in made up shit writers…. for the love of our sanity make the 13th entry a worthwhile one.

    • Khy

      Don’t worry, there are no twins. They’re casting for young and adult Jason

  • Rez

    I really hope they do a great job with this movie. If they fuck this up it will be a serious blow for the simple fact that it’s the 13th movie. The last one wasn’t bad but it really wasn’t great either. I just fucking pray they do this one some serious justice!

  • Geno1987

    They better not go down the Rob Zombie route and make a crappy origin story of little Jason being a trailer park child with a drunken daddy.

    • ScriptGiverTJ

      Oops…

  • I’m not really down for an origin story but bits of backstory would be cool, especially given this is the 13th film in the franchise. Time will tell, but I’m getting pretty excited.

    • Khy

      You’ll still have your standard Friday stuff you come to expect, so don’t worry, while it does focus a lot on origin and what not- at the end of the day- It’s still Crystal Lake and teens biting it in cool ways. So it’s not a 90 minute Lifetime drama lol.

  • WALKTER

    I hope by “origin-ish” they mean 2-3 minutes of mandatory slasher movie exposition, not a full blown retelling of the origins like they do with every batman and Spider-Man movie. Please don’t do that.

    • J Jett

      WALKTER, i agree w/ you 10000000000%.

      • ScriptGiverTJ

        Prepare too be disappainted

    • Graham

      Agreed!!

    • WOLF

      I agree. I’m so sick of back stories. Every super hero back story is streaming to feel the same.

  • Justin McGill

    soo.. are they totally throwing everything out from the reboot? if so.. we’ll have to cast a new Pamela.. or will we see Nana Vistor back as Pamela for this one?

    • Khy

      A new actress and while it doesn’t go out of it’s way to throw anything out from the reboot- it doesn’t bother to reference it either.

      • Justin McGill

        meh.. I like Vistor as an actress.. but her not returning isn’t a huge loss either.. Kane Hodder has been teasing a HUGE announcment.. I am not sure if he’s still physically able. but it’d be pretty great if he’s coming back to the role..

        • WOLF

          He’s gotta be Elias. They might as well go ahead and announce it.

          • ScriptGiverTJ

            Yuck

    • Simon Allen

      Let’s be glad Visitor is not returning as she stank in the reboot ….that stupid voice she used was a travesty that stamped all over the memory of Betsy Palmer .

  • Munchie

    Pretty certain they’re going the usual route where they say all along that it’s ‘for the fans’ and then they go and do a bunch of stupid, backwards shit that no self respecting fan of the franchise would enjoy. I have very low expectations and hope I’m proven wrong.

  • Khy

    They are not casting twins you dopes. It’s young Jason and Adult Jason.

    • Matt

      I’m pretty sure they’re right. Here’s what I found –
      [YOUNG JASON] – Male, Caucasian, 12 years old ONLY SEEKING IDENTICAL TWINS W/ TV AND FILM CREDITS. MUST BE UNDER 5 FOOT. NO EXCEPTIONS. Lengthy and awkward. A dark, ominous child, who has severe psychological issues. Must have a very electric and expressive face (you will be painting the scene with your facial expressions), as this role does not speak. YOUNG JASON will grow into the pyscho-killer JASON.
      SUPPORTING ROLE. MUST BE ATLANTA BASED.

      • Khy

        I know. I edited my post haha. They’re open to casting twins because of production hours.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Oh good, that Pamela Voorhees origin story we were all crying out for. Come on with this.

    • Tiger Quinn

      In the next one we get to see what it was like when she was a little girl? In the third one: TIME TRAVEL!

    • J Jett

      LOL. i know, right? 🙂

  • Adam Clifton

    I like that they’re using the ‘Friday the 13th Part 13’ title. Own it with pride.

    • Khy

      Same. I just hope they don’t ditch it.

    • Angela M Campany

      Yepper ! #This

    • Taylor

      But that means Freddy vs Jason is “Friday the 13th, part 11” and the remake is “Friday the 13th, part 12.”

      • Adam Clifton

        Yes, even though it doesn’t make sense story-wise. They also mentioned twin boys as Jason which is obviously because they’re casting a minor, they need a twin to take over shooting schedules. It would have been nice though if it went with my long-standing theory. That Jason was actually one-half of a conjoined twin. They were separated at a real young age, Elias took one boy and left for New York and Pamela stayed in New Jersey where she raised her ‘only son’. Her Jason got turned back into a young boy at the end of Friday Part 8 and it was Elias’ son who was fully grown and killing people in Jason Goes To Hell.

  • jasonlives1986

    I’m excited for this movie but can not accept the idea that Jason died and that the killer is his evil twin.

    Come on man. Not only is that soap opera bad but it means that the number 1 slasher in the history of cinema loses the one name already synonymous with him.

    Part 5 worked so well with a concept like that

    • Angela M Campany

      ” I’m excited for this movie but can not accept the idea that Jason died and that the killer is his evil twin.”

      Is that where they are going with the script ?

      • ScriptGiverTJ

        No

        • Angela M Campany

          TY !

      • jasonlives1986

        No but the article through the idea out there and I reject it

    • Rocky

      5 is excellent

    • ScriptGiverTJ

      Twins are purely for work hours only.

  • Abandoned_Being

    The writer of this article is really jumping the gun on this one.

    • Angela M Campany

      A lot of assumptions ,agreed !

  • caca

    interesting…

  • Horrible Day

    A thing I love so much about Friday the 13th is that we got a bunch of info on why Jason doesn’t die in Jason goes to hell but nobody treats it as canon because of how fucking stupid it was. I don’t like the idea of origins stories but if any character needs an official non-comic book answer to its origins it would definitely be Jason

    • DrewHamster

      “nobody treats it as canon because of how fucking stupid it was.” Truer words have never been typed lmao. I’m actually going to refer to the story of Jason Goes To Hell like this from now on, thanks!

    • Mark Doubt

      Yep, same thing happened with Freddy’s Dead.

      Franchises so often change elements of the character and retrofit origins to fit the needs of the new scripts going forward…and it isn’t a bad thing necessarily. The boundaries to horror filmmaking should offer as little restriction as possible.

      That said, when it comes to the likes of Friday 13th…it’s not exactly serious cinema, is it? I mean, none of us are expecting high art. As long as it is entertaining and has buckets of blood and boobs, we should all be pretty entertained!

    • WOLF

      For me, I prefer not to know every detail. Michael Myers was far better without showing his redneck family. A killer coming from a normal family is far more disturbing. Jason came back for revenge. Part 1 established all the back story needed. The more you explain, the weaker the character is.

  • Creepshow

    In most F13th movies, Jason has 15-20 minutes of screen time (give or take). A teenage actor could fill that screen time easily in no time at all. If I had to guess, the reason they need twins, is because young Jason is gonna get a lot of screen time. If that’s the case…Yikes?

    • ScriptGiverTJ

      In the draft I read, young Jason is present throughout the first 30-35 pages.

      • Creepshow

        That makes sense then. Thank you.

        • ScriptGiverTJ

          Let’s hope they did a heavy rewrite. Because… yeeeeah

          • SKSpawn

            In the script I read, it was a direct sequel to Jason X

          • ScriptGiverTJ

            Stop reading fan fic.

          • John Connor

            I want that so bad.

      • Маразм Клинический

        Why you don’t share the script with others?

        • Cappy Tally

          You would think Script Giver would give scripts, right?

          • ScriptGiverTJ

            I’ve given this script to several people, ones who didn’t act like demanding souchebags.

          • Cappy Tally

            Relax man, it was a joke. No harm intended.

          • Cappy Tally

            If you are interested in sharing it with anyone here, let me know. I would appreciate it very much. I’m not about to put up a sign and wait for people to line up or anything, I’m just a fan who’s dying for more F13. All the same I understand if you can’t.

        • ScriptGiverTJ

          Because I don’t want to be responsible for leaking it.

          • Chasing The Dream _34

            Is there anyway you could shoot me the script? Huge F13 fan. Been dying for some new news to come out lol.

            chapmanville34@gmail.com

          • Bran

            Odd question, ScriptGiverTJ, but would you happen to have access to old, rejected drafts of films from 20 years ago? I’ve been seeking something for many years with no luck.

          • Маразм Клинический

            Maybe you’re just lying to and you do not have a script?

          • ScriptGiverTJ

            Anything is possible.

  • Neckbeard The Terrible

    Josh kills twin brother Jason, mother blames it on fornicating teenagers.

  • jonvon

    The Crazies‘ Breck Eisner is directing the slasher with Prisoners‘ Aaron Guzikowski

    FUCK YEAH!!

  • Khy

    I wouldn’t expect greatness. There’s a portion of the story that is insanely sloppy and very much unneeded. But seeing Crystal Lake and Counselors back on the big screen might make this a half-way decent entry for me. Won’t come near the first 7 films but I’d put it over JTM/JGTH/FVJ/Reboot in a heartbeat.

    • WALKTER

      It’s Friday the 13th, I doubt anyone expects greatness. I can’t imagine anyone having any expectations beyond boobs, blood and jason.

      • Khy

        I would hope so!

    • Meisha’s Taint

      Greatness?

      Lower your expectations a tad bud it’s a cheesy 80’s slasher reboot…..

      • Khy

        Which is why I said I WOULDN’T expect greatness…I’ve read a draft of the script.

        And when I say “greatness” I’m not meaning an Oscar award winning film- I mean “Greatness” in the context of some of the more enjoyable entries in the series. I’m surprised I have to specify that. O.o

        • Cappy Tally

          You mean from the current screenwriter, Aaron Guzikowski? Where’d you get it?

    • gabriel

      I still hope that there’s a scene that takes place in the winter too.

      • Khy

        There’s no winter at all.

        • gabriel

          I was hoping to see some snow bunnies get murdered this time but I guess not

          • Cappy Tally

            Imagine a classic “Jason chases the final girl” scene culminating in a mad dash across the frozen surface of the lake, and the tension rises as the ice starts to crack…. Such potential in the idea, utterly ignored. It’s a shame.

          • gabriel

            Yeah, or Jason grabbing someone as they exit the cabin and he shoves them up into a long sharp icicle hanging down.

          • Cappy Tally

            Right? There are several great possibilities for fun, interesting, brutal kills and chase sequences that are just not being considered at all whenever the subject of a winter F13 comes up.

    • Chasing The Dream _34

      Is there any way you can email the script Khy? Huge F13 fan.

      chapmanville34@gmail.com

    • Маразм Клинический

      Can you sand me Antosca’s script?

      marsznklin@gmail.com

  • Mark Smith

    But it’s not part 13 it the 13th film but cause of the reboot it’s 12

    • Маразм Клинический

      It’s 11 cause FvJ is NOES film, not F13.

      • Khy

        Um no. FVJ is a CROSS-OVER that is counted as a sequel in BOTH franchises. Making it the 11th film in Friday and the 8th in Nightmare.

        • Маразм Клинический

          No/It is a NOES film, that had Jason as the guest-star.

          • Cappy Tally

            Jason killed every victim but one in that movie. He wasn’t the guest star, jackass, he was just as big a part of that movie as Freddy was.

          • Маразм Клинический

            You fucking retard.

            1) Freddy had at least 3 times more screentime/

            2) Freddy was main part of the plot/

            3) 80% of the film happens on Elm.St.

            4) Englund was still Freddy, while Hodder was kicked out.

            5) Freddy dominate entire time.

            6) Freddy was MUCH stronger, than Jason even in real world.

            7) Film had flashbacks from Nightmares films, but hasnt from friday.

            So, how the fuck it suppose to be ‘CROSS-OVER that is counted as a sequel in BOTH franchises’, moron?

          • Cappy Tally

            The studio says so. The title says so. Petty fanboy bullshit is not the deciding factor. Neither is a misrepresentation of the film via a skewed and inaccurate perspective.

          • Маразм Клинический

            This studio also says, that Jason X is he best film of the franshise, so they opinion is not worth even a dogshit in the park.

          • Cappy Tally

            Where the hell do you get that impression? You’re going to have to cite your sources on this, ’cause it sounds like you’re pulling it out your ass.

          • Маразм Клинический

            Because unlike you, moron, I always doing research of films-retrospective.

          • WOLF

            My Friday the 13th complete collection says otherwise.

          • THGrimm

            I see what you’re saying. It felt way more like a NOES film than a F13 and that itineration of Jason was horrible.

    • Khy

      FVJ Is a cross-over sequel for BOTH series, so it is BOTH a Nightmare film and a Friday film- Which is why this is seen as the 13th film.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    I’m trying to stay positive but if it’s a origin story I assume they don’t know what they are doing that’s the one thing every horror fan hates. They more we know about the bad guy the less scary they become. I don’t want to relate to or feel sorry for the bad guy. I just don’t get it why don’t they ever listen to the fans?

  • Маразм Клинический

    Please! No more childhood bullsit!

    Childhood factor absolutely destroyed RZ’Halloweens and also was miserable in FvJ.

    NO to Jason as a kid!

    Give us regular story in Crystall Lake, but please, lose everything that is connected with Jason’s childhood!!!

  • Halloween_Vic

    Ehhh?

  • Willie

    Just curious but why do people hate the reboot so much? I thought it was a fun and solid entry to the franchise.

    • Khy

      I disliked certain aspects. The whole entire opening was a blast. That was the modern Friday of my dreams. The characters were so perfectly Friday- quirky and lively but NOT annoying. The tone and atmosphere was perfect too- Mysterious and suspenseful. Sadly, the rest of the film lacked the energy the opening had. The second cast were either pretty unlikable or too passive to invest in and the ‘humor’ was too OTT(The Hillbilly feeling up on the Mannequin, black guy trying to jerk off)- just seemed to be really stretching things for a laugh.

      It still featured three of my favorite Friday kills (The Sleeping Bag oven, the tow truck, and screwdriver) were all awesome kills. Derek Mears was an excellent Jason. So it has its pros and cons. I still would’ve loved to have seen a direct sequel.

    • Ryan

      Because the characters weren’t likeable in the film. If the characters in the Friday films aren’t likable then their is no point of making a Friday the 13th film. What matters is the characters and how much you care about them of what their going through.

      • Dad22rileys

        I beg to differ. I watch Friday movies to see Jason exact his revenge. The counselors and the people in between are cannon fodder.

    • AdamX

      Mears was great as Jason but the meatbags were fairly unredeeming and the heroine still got jobbed out despite being one of the few likable people in the film.

    • baronterror

      Agreed. As I say about many franchises now, it’s not like I still do not have the old ones. I want new stories and they do not have to be perfect, and not only that it really was a solid modern entry. Had it’s issues but overall it could have been the start to another great run.

  • Fuck origin stories. Fuck prequels. Fuck ’em all.

  • DarkBree

    I hope it’s not an origin story. Maybe it will be a flashback or something.

    • ScriptGiverTJ

      It’s a full origin story, including his parents.

      • Jared Patrick

        Hey bro, is it cool if I give the script a read? I promise I’ll keep it to myself and won’t leak or spoil anything. I’m a huge Friday fan and have been for a long time. I even write my own Friday the 13th stories. It’s just killing me to know what all happens in this new script. I would be really grateful. 🙂

        • John Connor

          Why not enjoy the movie?

          • Jared Patrick

            Well I’m sure I will. I just keep hearing all the negativity about it and it’s just kinda worrying me.

        • Маразм Клинический

          Can you give it to me?

      • DarkBree

        Seriously? That’s not good.

  • mazerbo

    If the title is indeed going to be part 13, is it going to ackknowledge “all” of the previous events? But that wouldn’t really make much sense, since Jason has already been to hell, come back with no movie giving us any explanations for that and has gone to the future (and back?) Wasn’t he even a shap-shifting demon monster (or whatever that was) in Jason X?

    • baronterror

      Or just call it “13” or even Friday 13 (not the) and maybe Jason is 13? I’d like to see some background on his youth, it always fascinated me.

      • mazerbo

        Whether the title be Friday the 13th or Friday 13, covering Jason’s background when he was around 13 or during his teen years does sound interesting. The only thing that worries me in a way is that it’s been years (!) since they “finished” filming/making the TCM prequel/sequel movie centering around Leatherface when he was a youth and it still hasn’t gotten a release date, despite the fact that it was directed by, I believe the duo who made the amazing “Inside.” I don’t know, maybe it’s like the SW prequel syndrome in which the further you delve into the history of a beloved character, you pretty much end up screwing everything in the end. Anyone remember the Hannibal prequel? Not the TV series but the movie version that was released after the Red Dragon remake. Another bad example.

        • baronterror

          I really loved what Rob Zombie brought to the table on Michael Myers. I know it was way out of the comfort level of what people wanted but it was much needed growth of some sort. I like a good old fashioned going through the motions but I appreciate trying something new, pushing the bounderies. That being said I do like to return to the old stomping grounds too. For Friday I’m ready for basically anything and would be happy with a continuation of Derek Mears story/character (why not?) looking back to his past, or a continuation of the original timeline, which admittedly (much like Michael) makes him painfully old (even though there is supernatural goings on) so I’m not sure that is super important. A look back or a look forward is welcom for me. As I say, my favourite parts are always going to be there and I do not get tired watching them.

  • Maxime C

    Urgh, I don’t wanna see young Jason again. I want a full grown violent running machete giant Killer.

    As for your ” what if Jason isn’t the one who died in the lake, but his brother (or vice versa)? ” idea, it’s horrendous.

  • Matty Jacobs

    We already know why Jason kills. He was a deformed kid who was drowned by a group of kids. And the Camp Councillors weren’t watching him, they were having sex. And he (probably) witnessed Alice beheading his mother.

    What I’d be more interested in, is a prequel TV series, exploring Pamela and Elias relationship, starting from their meeting to Jason’s drowning. I know the movie will go with the abusive drunk father trope, which isn’t new to Elias, almost all media portrays him as this. But I would personally prefer them to have Pamela be the abusive one. I mean, she clearly isn’t the sanest woman around. I can easily see why Elias would’ve cheated on her (which explains Diana Voorhees’ existence). Not all prequel stories are bad, take Bates Motel and Hannibal (the TV show) as examples.

  • Francesco Falciani

    i bet derek already signed to be the adult Jason

    • baronterror

      Man I wish. Derek Mears did a great job and was so enthusiastic I’d love him to get another go.

    • Jesse Sikora

      I bet he did not.

    • Маразм Клинический

      Agree.

  • fannypack aficionado

    Maybe I’m just crazy, but exactly how fucking hard is it to make a F13 film that gives us all what we really want….. JASON!

  • baronterror

    I can admit that after all these years that if there were two boys that could be an interesting story to tell. Mind you I know that doesnt work for many other reasons but I’m open to it. It’s not like the 12 other movies do not still exist. I’m guessing the twins for work hours is a brilliant way to film for the reason of time as explained above and is likely true. Either way I do want more.

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