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Here’s Everything You Would’ve Seen in the New ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot

First, let’s briefly recap how we got here.

As we’ve been covering here on Bloody, Paramount and Platinum Dunes have been working on a new installment of the Friday the 13th franchise for several years now. First, they hired Nick Antosca (“Hannibal,” “Channel Zero”) to pen a script, which would’ve been a straight up, ’80s-set Friday film loaded with brutality – you can read Brad’s recap of that script if you’re interested.

Ultimately, they decided to not go forward with Antosca’s script, to be directed by David Bruckner, instead settling on a script penned by Aaron Guzikowksi (Prisoners). The plan was for that movie, billed as something of an origin story, to film this March with Breck Eisner (The Crazies) in the director’s chair; but alas, Paramount just pulled the plug at literally the final hour.

In other words, we’re not getting ANY Friday the 13th movies any time soon.

But we did manage to get our hands on an undated draft of Guzikowki’s script.

So here’s what almost was.

With the tentative title Friday the 13th: Part 13 on the front cover, Guzikowksi’s aborted script begins at Camp Crystal Lake in 1977. Two young camp counselors, Jeff and Sandra (an homage to the characters from Part 2, but not the same characters) are murdered in the opening sequence by a killer wearing a sack mask. The young lovers climb atop the camp’s fire lookout tower; the masked man slashes Jeff’s Achilles tendons while he’s scaling the ladder, sending him plummeting to his death, and from the very top of the tower, he also tosses Sandra to her death.

The masked killer, it’s pretty safe to assume, is none other than Jason Voorhees, as he looks much the same way Jason did in Friday the 13th: Part 2. But we soon find out this is actually Elias Voorhees, Jason’s father. Yes, the new film was to essentially present Elias as the original Jason Voorhees – oddly enough, Brad’s 2011 April Fools joke played with this same idea.

The first 40-or-so minutes of the new Friday the 13th were going to delve into the backstory of the Voorhees family, providing us with our first ever meeting with ole Elias; the character has popped up in comic books, but never in the movies. The script simply describes Elias, the camp’s park ranger, as a “large man,” and he claims five victims throughout the first half of the film. Elias is then himself killed by camp cook Pamela Voorhees, who is sent into a violent rage in the years after her beloved son goes missing – it doesn’t help that Elias was cheating on Pamela.

As for young Jason, he’s written as a sympathetic character who wears a white medical mask to cover his hideously deformed face. A new addition to the mythology, Jason is also fed by his mother through a feeding tube. He’s sixteen years old in 1977, and as you’d probably expect, the other kids at camp ruthlessly pick on him. Eventually, their torment leads to his “death.”

The film was set to slightly reimagine Jason’s drowning. In this version of events, the older counselors, tripping on acid, take him along with them on a boat adventure; armed with a Super 8 camera, they cruelly unmask Jason and capture it all on film. Running away, Jason attempts to swim from a nearby island back to his home at Crystal Lake, but of course, he drowns.

The main characters in the script are 17-year-old Annie and her younger sister Mary, who are the daughters of camp owner Steve Christy – aside from Jason and his mother, Steve is the only character from the original film that pops up in the script (though Guzikowski pays tribute to many franchise characters through his own character names). Annie has a special connection to Jason, feeling bad for him and trying to teach him how to swim at the start of the film, but she ultimately becomes entangled in his death. It’s her boyfriend, Barry, who spearheads the cruel act that leads to Jason drowning, and the friends agree to destroy the evidence and keep it all secret.

FRIDAY THE 13TH 1980 Pamela Voorhees

We then jump forward three years to 1980, where the second half of the film takes place. With Jason presumed dead and Elias definitely dead, Mrs. Voorhees embarks on the murder spree that we saw in the original Friday the 13th; the second half of the script plays out like a mishmash of the original film and the subsequent two sequels. Pamela kills a few counselors after discovering the Super 8 film, and she then kidnaps Annie and Mary to confront them with what they did. Eventually, the two escape, and as you could probably surmise, Annie beheads Pamela.

What comes next? Jason, now 19-years-old, takes over where his father left off.

That’s right. Three killers in one movie. The Voorhees Dynasty.

Now wearing a “yellowed goalie mask,” the full-grown Jason (who witnessed his mother’s murder) is in full-on rampage mode for the final 25-30 minutes of the movie. Annie and Mary, along with several other male and female counselors, put up a valiant fight (Annie attacks Jason with an outboard motor at one point, slicing a hunk of his mask off), but most of them are brutally dispatched with relative ease. Using weapons like a fishing trident, a cleaver, a tent stake, and his bare hands, Jason kills seven nondescript counselors in a quick flurry of violence. Annie and Mary, our two survivor girls, find their way to the fire lookout tower… where the film began.

There’s an interesting final act reveal in the script, which leads Annie to dress up as Elias Voorhees in an attempt to scare Jason – like Ginny cosplaying as Mrs. Voorhees, it works, but only briefly. Up in the lookout tower, they come across Elias’ journal, filled with strange symbols and these words, in big letters: “Kill him before he’s born, before it’s too late.” The script doesn’t dig deeper into this idea, but the suggestion is that Elias knew that Jason was some kind of superhuman monster, and that he tried for many years to kill his own son before he grew up.

The final pages describe what surely would have been an impressive set-piece. Jason, smarter than he looks, chops down the lookout tower with the two sisters hiding up top. Annie dies from an injury sustained during the fall while Mary, revealed to be the final girl, makes her way to safety. As for Jason, he disappears into the night. And he’s kept a sick memento…

Pamela’s severed head – adorned with detritus from the lake – it’s been placed in the tree so her eyes seem to stare across the water, watching the camp…



COMMENTS

245 Comments
  • Barry Goldsbury

    I know we all wanted a Jason movie, but I really don’t care much for this to be honest. The Antosca script sounded much, much better.

  • Chip

    Platinum Dunes still doesn’t understand that the point of these slasher movies is FUN. Super bleak gore-porn was a shortlived fad that nobody really wants anymore, if they wanted it in the first place. That’s why most of their remakes have been soo abysmal. Texas Chainsaw, being their first, was a novel idea that actually took the original to interesting places. Everything else has been shallow imitations have have sucked all the glee out of the original premises, leaving us with glossy, cgi-blood splattered shells.

    • J Jett

      i thought their F13 reboot/whatever was pretty good.

  • Blade4693

    Sounds cool to me. It is definitely a different take on the series, but I think it would have been fun and interesting.

  • Rofair

    This sounds really bad. It’s way too bloated, the three killers in one movie is unnecessary. Also, why call it “Part 13” if it’s basically a prequel and remake of the first movie? Plus I don’t like the idea of the counselors purposely tormenting Jason and causing his “death” as it makes them unsympathetic and I would cheer for their deaths as opposed to the original story where the teens were all paying for the mistake of counselors from years ago having sex instead of watching the lake.

    • American Atheist

      I always cheered for the counselors to get killed. I remember seeing Friday The 13th 1-6 at the movie theater back in the day and the audiences would always cheer when a counselor was killed. The 80’s were a great time to go to the cinemas.

      • J Jett

        not me. i was 100% rooting for Alice/Ginny/Trish, etc.

    • J Jett

      Rofair, good points all. i agree w/ you.

  • Paulo

    I wanted to like it but this script seems awful. For me it takes too much of the uniqueness of Jason, since now everyone and their pet is a serial killer. This “super 8” thing… it was for the found footage idea? Didn’t like that idea either. These people should stop trying to give dramatic origin stories and undertones to classic one-note horror movie characters!

    I’d be ok with the idea of Elias Vorhees, though, if it was only the intro of the movie, like 15/20 minutes. Leave some backstory for the teenagers stalked by Jason to find throughout the movie.

    • American Atheist

      It almost sounds as bad as Zombie’s Halloween remake.

  • Darnell

    Sounds like shit. Glad they decided against this.

  • Travis

    This seems so all over the place. And I’m not a big fan of the lack of Jason throughout the entire script, he literally gets the last thirty minutes and then cut to credits. Maybe it’s a good thing this got pulled?

    • J Jett

      Travis, adult Jason only being in the film during the final 25 minutes is my biggest problem with this script too.

  • shane-o-mac

    So not many peeps like this draft but i thought it was alright, but to be honest at this point i just want another F13 movie!! BUUTTT if it was a prequel or origin story or a remake (whatever this was) it should not be part 13 then cuz it is not a true sequel

    • Kruger

      Would you mind sharing it?

      • shane-o-mac

        I was talking about what was posted, not that i wrote a script lol….i do have some ideas tho but i couldn’t write a script

        • Kruger

          We all do, we all do…

  • There are ideas here that sound like they could’ve worked, and the structure sounds very similar to RZ’s Halloween. It just sounds like a LOT of ideas, though. We shall never know what could have been, I suppose.

    • Matt

      Some of it sounds a bit interesting. Since this is an undated script, who knows what may have been changed. It’d be cool to read the final draft, just for curiosity’s sake.

  • Sky Commander

    sounds like they couldn’t think of a clear idea and just made a jumbled mess

  • RawBeard

    To be honest that script sounds like it would work better as Netflix style TV show. 10-13 episodes, each approx. an hour in length. Could start in 70’s, with time jumps to the 80’s and even modern day.

  • Drew Bickford

    …more bloated backstory and absurd narrative embellishment. This is a classic case of “if one idea is good, then 100 ideas must be brilliant”…sounds like a complete mess. The success of 80’s slashers was their simplicity. Focus on SCARING the audience, not creating a dreary episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

  • Matt

    I would have watched it. Then I would have decided if it were any good or not.

  • A2VL

    Sounds like 3 movies crammed into 1. Glad they decided to not go ahead because it sounds like it would have been a bloated, rushed, and confusing film.

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      3 short films forced into a feature. Garbage.

  • Creepshow

    Elias is a park ranger who kills 5 victims. Why?

    • Sky Commander

      Yeah screw explainations or reason right?

      • Creepshow

        Who knows, maybe Jason is already gone at that point. But why would Elias avenge his death, when he wanted to kill Jason himself. Kooky shit.

    • Matt

      Just to watch them die.

      • Creepshow

        As good a reason as any.

        • Matt

          Maybe he was like John Wesley Hardin, and they were snoring too loud.

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      Exactly. He knew jason was evil so he kills people himself? It was a SHIT script.

      • Creepshow

        Elias was mad because he wanted to kill Jason himself. Instead those scurvy counselors beat him to the punch. Damn you meddling kids!

      • James

        While also cheating on his wife who would give birth to a superhuman monster baby…

    • Harley Mitchel Dirk

      That’s a good observation. Elias has not motivation for that.

  • WOLF

    yikes. Glad they didn’t make this.

  • jasonlives1986

    Lol that would otherwise angered me

    If you’re gonna fuck with the mythology in any way you need to have a fan do it. this is a hot mess all over

    • James

      Man this just sounds completely all over the place. Like they clearly wanted to make an epic family saga but tried to throw in an insane mount of whacky details all at the same time.

      • jasonlives1986

        I had also read some of these details via the dudes who wrote f v j linking something on their twitter after news broke that the movie was cancelled.

        No doubt everything in this story is true. Perhaps we avoided a true mess

        • ScriptGiverrrr

          The script is terrible. Dodged a bullet.

  • cduns

    This honestly sounded like it would have been a good take/reimagining of the origin story.

  • Munchie

    Sounds like utter shit! I’m glad it got canned, or “axed” as they say.

  • CGP

    It was a good script. Not perfect, but better than you’d expect. I liked it better than Nick Antosca’s, although his was more of a “traditional” F13 film – but it just went over the top and off the rails in the third act. Interestingly both movies have two final girls. I wonder if the producers were asking for that.

    • Curtis

      Could I ask where you found this script?

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      I think this is the first time we disagree. I preferred Nick’s script. This trash was a mess.

      • CGP

        C’mon, though. The ending of Antosca’s script was dumb. I loved the spirit of it, but it was missing some oomph somewhere. Tough to put my finger on what it was. I think it would have pleased fans who were old enough to have seen the originals in theaters, but lost the youngsters.

        • ScriptGiverrrr

          I mean both scripts were not good. I just hated Antosca’s less.

          • CGP

            I just remembered about the stupid drug addict angle that happens in the final time shift. That was also dumb. Fine, ScriptGiverrrr, you’re right! It’s just been a while since I read it.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Holy shit what was that about? Everyone was like a strung out hardcore drug addict!

      • Cappy Tally

        It sounds like I would have preferred the Antosca script too. I always though a film going into Jason’s origins was a fun, natural way to expand the mythology without really stepping on too much since we already know enough about his origin anyway. Turns out they couldn’t even do that.

        • ScriptGiverrrr

          It was better but not good either.

      • Kruger

        Can you share those at all?

    • Harley Mitchel Dirk

      Agreed. Seems like a more interesting story that both pays homeage to the series and is unafraid to do its own thing at times.

    • TheDarkShape

      Nick’s script flubbed the finale a little bit (since it’s basically just three people stabbing Jason from different directions), but he had a really good set of characters and some nice sequences. I also really dug his take on the mythology, in that Jason basically comes back because a kid almost drowns at Crystal Lake.

      I preferred it quite a bit to Guzikowski’s, because every time I started to settle into a group of character dynamics, the script would radically change course and focus on something else.

  • tlyon2

    What a piece of crap, that was the best they could come up with? No wonder they pulled the plug, I’m glad it didn’t get made what a mess. Let it go back to WB/New Line so they can try to get Freddy vs Jason 2 off the ground and then after that one make a proper prequel with Pamela as the killer again!

  • Melissa Sharp

    Wow, no wonder it was canned. This sounds horrible and trying too hard. Glad they didn’t do it. I would be happy with just another sequel. The only thing people care about is Jason killing people. No kidnappings, no family story, no elaborate tale, we just want Jason doing what he does best and that’s killing. People will still go to the theaters for a sequel. It’s not like you have to know the other movies for anyone to see a F13th sequel.

    • Chris Genth

      I totally agree

    • J Jett

      Melissa, YES!! totally agree w/ you.

  • Chris Genth

    I agree, what a piece of shit. Why don’t they just go back to the 80’s have jason do the killings and have some amazing special effects. No CGI, go old school and put some characters that we’ve never heard of that can act. There’s the fucking formula, sure your gonna have some people say same old shit. But there are some of the fan base that likes that, have some over the top gore that shocks people. There u go paramount quit worrying about what other movies gross.

    • J Jett

      Chris, i agree 100000% with you.

      • Chris Genth

        Well thank u, now if I could get my wife to say that I’d have it made! Lol

  • ScriptGiverrrr

    Now you all know about this mess. Thank god no one here is still craving it.

    • pablitonizer

      Agree! This story looks like a complete mess, 3 killers? Seriously? Elias wanting to kill his son? superpowers? so MESSY! Now I’m thankful they shut it down!

    • J Jett

      i agree 100%! a couple of parts of this script/story were ok but (as i posted above) there’s so much in it that is completely stupid. my biggest ire is that adult force to be reckoned with Jason isn’t really in the film until the final 25 minutes. we also do not need a reimagining/redo of Mrs. V’s death scene (with a non-Alice character!) yet again.

      • ScriptGiverrrr

        It was really really bad.

  • Angela M Campany

    “In other words, we’re not getting “ANY” Friday the 13th movies any time soon.”

    I’m not sure when we will get one…. but i have to disagree with that statement . I think we could see one in 2018 ,possibly 2019 ……we have waited longer between movies , lol ! Or have one in `2020` to mark the 40th anniversary , when all this stuff went to dire strait’s went to curse-ville at the cozy little hamlet of one Crystal Lake ! Moviegoer’s are sucker’s for stuff with benchmarked dates connected to them ! Just an idea ! Love to see Blumhouse end up with it honestly ,they do Horror right ! We might get a Michael/Jason film out of it TOO !

    • Khalil Wright

      They should definitely end up with Blumhouse.

      • Angela M Campany

        🙂 …it’s a win/win !!

    • Scott Baiowulfgang Amadeus

      At the end of the year, the ownership rights to F13 will revert back to what they were in 2013, before WB gave Paramount the full ownership rights for a piece of Interstellar. Paramount and WB will both co-own the property, making it a total mess to distribute. Paramount not making a movie in the 5 years they had
      complete ownership will basically make it near impossible to get a new movie made. Two giant studios have no interest in co-financing and splitting profit on something like F13. The only reason the 2009 movie got made was WB thought they had full ownership, moved forward to make a movie, then Paramount sued was awarded International distribution. Until of one of the companies sells their half, the series is essentially dead.

      • Angela M Campany

        I still think it will happen in the near future, honestly !

  • Munchie

    So here’s my idea, Jason is a magician with magical powers who can fly through the air and kill people with his mind. That’s pretty much all I’ve got right now, I’ll get back to you guys.

  • They should make a Friday the 13th movie where fans of the Jason legend gather at Camp Crystal Lake as they are fascinated by the story that took place for so many years. They all share his backstory by the fire including some facts we may have never known and then its Jason attacks the camp all over again.

    We don’t need a creative Friday the 13th movie. Fans want it to return to the roots.

    • Khalil Wright

      I think it being ‘Part 13’, is what was making them put more into it. Lol

  • fR@πk LL0yD jR.

    Kind of sounds like “I Know What You Did Last Friday The 13th” would have been a more accurate title.

  • I actually loved this alot, the thought of Jason being a final reveal for the last 30 minutes would have been something horror fans would RAVE about, “Go see it, the final 30 minutes will SHOCK you.” I could just hear everyone saying, “Wow that final twist really was a love letter to jason fans.” I thought the father thing was a bit dumb, like why did he go on a killing spree on his own? He had no reason to, i would have just made him a cheating husband who neglected Jason and Pamela, causing Pamela to snap and kill him, suddenly becoming fond of killing after that. And having the finale midway is genius and original in my opinion, flipping the traditional ending over its head and running another 10-30 minutes. Kinda like the Evil Dead remake.

    • Khalil Wright

      Yeah, his dad didn’t need to be a killer… just a terrible dad!

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      Yeah him as a final reveal is not what happens though. He is throughout the script. It’s garbage.

    • Ocelot006 .

      Yes. The shock ending of the thing you came to see happening.

      ‘Hey that new Bond movie ending is shocking….when Bond shows up.’

      • Exactly! I mean we go see Bond movies for Bond, that was always promised right? Im not too familiar with the older ones, but if were remaking Friday the 13th, we shouldn’t expect Jason anyway. It was his mother after all, so yeah. I feel like it wouldn’t be a total injustice.. The worst they could do is put him in a sequel and have him vacant for the entire movie.

        • Ocelot006 .

          The real twist would be making us think Jason was the killer but then it’s the mother all along. Kind of giving people that same experience of watching the first Friday cold and just assuming ‘oh hey! Friday The 13th! Jason! Hockey mask! Who the fuck is this old lady?!’

  • WALKTER

    Aside from elias, we’ve seen all of that before. It’s one thing to remake a movie and another to remake the remake. That’s just a half assed attempt at a lazy idea, what’s next, a video of someone watching the original? Or maybe a Friday the 13th reaction channel on youtube. . . . doughheads.

  • I really loved the script, would be a great slasher film in my opinion.

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      What did you like about it when you read it?

    • Kruger

      Can you share it?

  • Khalil Wright

    Well, I didn’t expect so much time would be geared towards his parents, but it’s a neat idea … different.

    I think they were trying hard with this one because it is the thirteenth film. I’m guessing they didn’t want another generic Friday The 13th film, to be the actual thirteenth installment. Which is what most people seem to want.

    They should’ve played it safe, I think it would’ve been pretty great though. It just needed more of the traditional Jason, instead of his parents running around, and they could’ve done without his his dad to being the original Jason… in a way. If they wanted to do an origin, they should’ve used 20 minutes to cover that, at most. The rest would then be a traditional Friday the 13th flick.

  • Jailton Rocha

    I don’t know if I like it or not, I just think that couldn’t be easy put 3 killers in the movie. 3 stories in the movie (Elias Kills, Pamela revenge and Jason kills). Now, we won’t know if this could be possible.

    But I guess they could just tell Elias story (I like it), put it in 1957 with an ending linking with the Part 1 in 1980, and call it “Friday the 13th Origins”. That’s all.

    • pablitonizer

      I can totally feel the tagline on Elias Voorhees spinoff “Before Friday…there was Thursday”

      • J Jett

        pablitonizer, LOL! 🙂

  • Carlton Fisher

    I would have definitely watched this. I think it could have been really well done, kept the spirit of the original film, added to the mythology, but not made it so tangled and convoluted that it over explained and killed the mystery.

  • J Jett

    first off i hate having new characters named the same as past characters/victims. having a new Annie, Jeff, Sandra, etc. while cutesy it’s not necessary and will be confusing.
    and WTF? so it’s Annie 2.0 who kills Mrs. V and not Alice from the original film? nope.
    and extra WTF? Jason (adult) isn’t really even a force to be reckoned with until the final 25 minutes of the fucking film?! NOPE.
    some things in this script/story are ok but completely changing events from the first 4 films yet having this movie set in the same universe as those 4 films is a terrible idea.

    • pablitonizer

      Great point, agree! No need for 2.0 names….bring fresh and new ones

      • dukeblues

        I agree. All these homages in horror movies are laughable and cliche.

  • AdamX

    Intelligent Jason would be a wonderful avenue to explore, so many people rip on the character for the mindless killer aspect but it was never really his fault he just played the cards he was dealt. I’d like to see this tackled by another studio down the road if possible.

    • J Jett

      AdamX, i kind of like the idea of Jason being intelligent too!

  • pablitonizer

    All these years and this is the shitty script they came up with? Oh God! Worse than the snow or found footage! 3 killers and 1 one them killing for no reason and the other one for being cheated? Jason was born with superpowers? Oh God, this hurts my eyes! Bless Paramount they stopped this mess

  • J Jett

    just so that i’m not being 100% negative about this script, i DO like the idea of there being 2 final girls. that would be pretty cool.

    • Cappy Tally

      The 2009 reboot did that already.

      • A2VL

        That was more like a fake out final girl and a weak 3rd act final girl. Having 2 female leads is something these scripts are having in common.

      • J Jett

        Cappy there was really only 1 final girl and 1 final guy (her brother). the other female character that almost made it to the end didn’t make it to the end.

  • Geno1987

    I do feel the idea of three killers being a bit much and would overshadow Jason’s presence in the film. However I do like the idea of Jason’s father being somehow aware of his sons destiny in becoming a monster and trying to end him, leading to Pamela killing him. Much more interesting than the usual deadbeat trailer park dad abuse story I would have expected.
    Imagine for a twist Jason’s dad was actually Crazy Ralph, and that he would be the only one Jason wouldn’t kill. Crazy Ralph would plead to Jason each time to stop only to have Jason ignore him and march back into the woods.

    • Brandon MisterJuicy Alexander

      i wrote a fanfiction story about exactly that (ralph), back in 1995.
      english class project 😉

  • Cappy Tally

    Where to begin. This sounds terrible.

    Why is Elias a killer to start with? He has no motivation. The sack head reveal is a nice little novelty but in three seconds time it goes from “kind of neat” straight into “wait what the fuck is this” territory. Why have Pamela kill Elias for cheating? It takes the pathos out of her character considerably.

    In fact, that’s probably the biggest problem with the whole thing. The sympathetic angle to Jason’s history is completely removed here. He’s been an evil supernatural monster from birth? His dad is a psycho killer for no reason? Sure, they leave in the idea of Jason being bullied by the other campers, but by the time we learn he was always destined for a life of bloodshed that’s null and void.

    Saying that it was destiny that Jason would become a killer is, hands down, the worst thing that could be done to the character. Worse than having Michael Myers come from a family of foul-mouthed white trash freaks.

    • Chris Genth

      What’s up cappy? I totally agree with u

    • Brandon MisterJuicy Alexander

      how about a thousands of years old cult that use him like a robot?

      give me foul mouthed rednecks anyday, over that.

      • Cappy Tally

        Agreed!

      • Mr.Sixes

        Y not both? He was in a cult when he was younger who he has nightmares about and have actually driven him to become a foulmouth redneck and after Jason dies he snaps.

        • Brandon MisterJuicy Alexander

          only if he has chucky hair under the mask…. which will undoubtedly be removed for a full face shot.

  • Ocelot006 .

    There’s no god damned way that piece of shit was what they were gonna make. The writer of Prisoners came up with that? ‘Oh Elias is the killer. And the Pamela. And then Jason. Three movies in one!!!!!’ My lord. No wonder they keep pulling the plug.

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      He read the real script bub, sorry.

  • Ocelot006 .

    And how exactly did your hands stumble upon this script? You sure you didn’t just stumble upon a fan script? I could write an undated fan script and slap Aaron Guzikowski’s name on it for anyone to find just to fuck with people.

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      He read the real script. Calm down.

    • Khy

      It is real.

      • Ocelot006 .

        Well where is it?

        • TheDarkShape

          You get that people with access to scripts generally just give them to people we trust, right? Nobody’s running to post it at Simply Scripts.

          • Ocelot006 .

            Well somebody should run ahead and do that. Don’t be selfish.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            No.

          • Ocelot006 .

            So much for being the ‘ScriptGiverrr’.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Stop being a demanding douchebag.

          • Ocelot006 .

            If I ask politely, you’ll give up the goods?

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Ship. Sailed.

          • TheCorrector

            All. Talk.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            You’re. Jealous.

          • TheCorrector

            Lol, you’re far too pretentious.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Sure! And you still don’t have the script

          • TheCorrector

            What indicator did I give you that I wasn’t in possession of the script? I’m commenting on the sad fact that you tout, and far too often, about having scripts before proceeding to ram it down everyone’s throats. It’s a pathetic attempt at pretending to be someone of importance. Truthfully, no one gives a shit about you being a “Scriptgiverrr” or “Scriptgivertj” or whatever you’re going around as now. But because of the few people that clamor for scripts from you, I guess it makes you feel important (i.e pretentious). I can’t even believe people like you flaunt things like this, but I guess when it’s all you have you have to cling to something, right? But please, proceed with more throat ramming and continue standing on your insignificant soap box. More passive aggressive comments ensue…

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            I love this! Thanks!

          • TheCorrector

            Lol, my lord, this is perfect. Stop making the rest of us look like idiots. Please, please, please.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            What an odd thing to say.

          • TheCorrector

            Incapabilities or a lack of comprehension would breed this sort of response. Again, I love it. “Hey, everyone! I have scripts! Look at me!” You’re the best.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Want the script?

          • TheCorrector

            While I get you get a kick over trolling, if you hadn’t already noticed by my comment below, I do, indeed, have it. Relying on pandering to you – catering to your pretentiousness – I will not.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Hey Tai, have you ever done it in water?

          • TheCorrector

            Yeah, let’s not go that far.

            Note: for those interested in bypassing bending the knee to the throne of pretentiousness, others have this (like, tons of others) and won’t make you suck a digital D to earn it.

            I say good day, sir. Thanks for the monthly chuckle you bring.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Hahahah talk about pretentious.

          • TheCorrector

            You’re black hole dense. Funny, funny.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            You’re an online savior, we pray the lord keepeth you.

          • TheCorrector

            It’s far better than the alternative (you). I’ll get off my soapbox now, but you should really check yours; it’s probably about to cave in after spending all of your time on it.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            So adorable.

          • Ocelot006 .

            Not much of a sense of community around these parts.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Again, don’t act like an entitled douchebag. I’ve shared it with several people.

          • TheCorrector

            The dude is the epitome of flaunt. What’s your email address? I have you covered.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Or I just don’t hand it out like candy to entitled twats.

          • TheCorrector

            I can’t even believe you’re talking about entitlement, but hey…

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            i love you! You’re like an online white knight, saving miserable cunts.

            You’ve sat back, placing your hands behind your head at least twice this morning haven’t you?

          • TheCorrector

            Hey, someone has to do it, right?

            I love what you’re implying, but I actually knew someone who kept their hands behind their head for 50% of their workday. A real arrogant nugget, that one. I trust your writing from a place of familiarity?

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            When you finally self-fellate be sure to let us know!

          • TheCorrector

            Grasping for straws now, too? This is rich.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            You and I should fuck!

          • TheCorrector

            This world couldn’t handle it.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Let’s make it try.

          • TheCorrector

            Alright, you talked me into it. You’re one persuasive son of a bitch, you know that?

            I love you.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Let’s fuck on our soapboxes. We can hop back and forth.

          • Ocelot006 .
          • Mark Starchuk

            You seem really in tune with the series, would you mind sending me a copy of the script. It will at leaSt give me something Friday the 13th until a new one is made. Thanks kindly

  • Vincent Kane

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5aa444fb321a910a8fac05f4cf91b6021c746acf4e503771d7b7c692bac332f1.gif

    As much as I want a new F13 movie, I am glad this did not get made. At this point people only want Jason on the screen doing the killing plain and simple. I can understand the Pamela Voorhees angle to honor the original but the Elias being a killer and sympathetic Jason stuff needs to go. Also whatever the Elias’ Journal crap was going to “reveal” just, just no. We don’t need backstory. We just need Jason killing people in cool ways with people trying stop/survive his attack. it can not be this hard.

    • Jesse Sikora

      Exactly!!

  • Abandoned_Being

    I would’ve like to know more of the Elias character but this is a piss poor development. Maybe Paramount was on to something after all. I still like the story that everyone wants which is the Friday film being in the snow. Just give us that one. We all want it.

  • WOLF

    I think Platinum Dunes wants to make a good movie. And I want to catch the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl. But sometimes you just don’t have it. If they think this will make fans happy they are wrong. If they think this will bring new fans, it won’t. This is Friday the 13th Part 13, and you think this script is what the franchise deserves? You don’t have to directly connect to another film. And you shouldn’t contradict them either. We haven’t seen Jason at an operational Crystal Lake besides Part 6… and that was a renamed Crystal Lake. Jason. Crystal Lake. Scares. Great kills. Epic chase scene. Classic music. I’m sorry if that’s boring to you. I get it. But if it is boring, then this isn’t the franchise for you.

    • Justin Hatfield

      Boom. It’s nice to hear that there are fans out there that get it. This isn’t a franchise that needs to be over thought or reimagined to make a good new movie. These are the things that ruin sequals and reboots…Zombie’s Halloween movies anyone? I just can’t believe it’s so difficult to create an awesome new F13 based on what made the franchise great in the first place. Couldn’t agree with WOLF more on this.

  • Tony Harley

    Hilariously stupid

  • Sean Robert Hart

    Jason should be intelligent however he should not be smart in the same way as a human is. If that makes sense… he should be a primal instincts being like a feral bear. He should be cujo imbodied in human form. After all he is not human, he is some sort of demon force that does not give up and does not die (does not mean he has to be stupid). This script sounds like it could be great just they need to tweak it a bit imo. I like the idea of doing it from the start, adding his dad, and having three killers. It would be a reboot that doesnt just regurjitate the exact same story. Im most likely alone in my thought bubble but this does have alot of potential. Doesnt mean it would work….. just that if executed properly and with extreme care and love of the character and genre it could be incredible.

  • disqus_uqr3Boh0Wp

    I like the sound of it. The only parts I do not like is the decapitation of Pamela, that was done by Alice. the other being killing Elias.

  • DarkBree

    I don’t think I wanna read it, because it will make me sad that the movie wasn’t made.

  • TheDarkShape

    The script is 96 pages long. They rush through EVERYTHING. Mrs. Voorhees’ first kill comes on page 44 and she dies on page 65, for example.

    • Kruger

      Can you share it ?

    • GreatGuyAsFarAsYouKnow

      96 pages?! I don’t fucking believe you. That’s ridiculous. This is from the guy who wrote Prisoners?

      • ScriptGiverrrr

        He’s telling the truth.

      • TheDarkShape

        I kind of don’t care if you believe me or not?

        I read the same draft John did. It’s 96 pages long.

    • Jared Patrick

      Hey bro, would you be cool with sharing the script? You could email it to me at jpatrick2996@gmail.com

  • REC03

    JFC please get these rights away from these idiots. they have no clue what the fans want.

  • Richard Armatino III

    I think the script had some good parts to it, but why can’t we grt a good Friday movie I mean we have a game coming out and it looks amazing why not base the movie how they are making the game, I think the fact that the halloween movie is set to come out in 2018 had some effect on the decision to cancel friday just to see how that turns out. Hell maybe if halloween is a big hit they can pay the comedy writer from halloween to do a sequel friday movie where jason is an unstoppable killing machine we definitely don’t need any back story on jasons past if people don’t know who jason voorhees is by now then they have been living under a rock there entire life.

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      Friday was dumped before the Halloween announcement.

      • Richard Armatino III

        I’m pretty sure in the movie business they know when what is coming out or when it’s being talked about. Either way we will see a Halloween before a friday movie so if that movies does good friday will be looking at how that movie does.

      • Richard Armatino III

        They can take some pointers from carpenter how to make a classic horror movie good again.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    I still like the 80’s-set, loaded with brutality concept. Something about it, I dunno, feels like it just might work.

    • Richard Armatino III

      Yea I agree 80s set with brutality is the approach they should take, that’s what us fans want!! I want jason back on the big screen asap!!

  • RKSDooM

    Ugh. It’s possible that could have been a decent flick, I guess, but making Elias just another mask wearing killer seems really uninspired to me. I always liked the hints from the Part VI novelization that Elias was some sort of supernatural entity. That, combined with Part IV and JGTH revealing that Pamela had Jason when she was only 16 years old, led me to believe that Elias had, essentially, manipulated events so that Jason would be born and sacrificed to become the monster that we know and love.

    All that having been said, I am open to a different approach, but I’m not sure just making Elias into sackhead Jason was it.

    • Richard Armatino III

      Yea it seemed like it could of been better than the 2009 remake, but it’s just not what fans would have liked but you can’t make everyone happy and no matter what the script is there will be people who don’t like it. Guess we will never know if it would of been good or not just like Tim Burtons superman movie that never was made lol

  • Rohan

    Well….. looks like we dodged a bullet on that one. Crappy rehash of part one and two. Didn’t we just see that in 2009?

  • Josh

    This sounds like such garbage…..
    Sounds like really messy fan fiction.
    This would hace been like terminator genesys. A bunch of random things shoved into the movie without making much sense.
    What kind of idiot thought this was a good idea?

  • nicholasmwalker

    some interesting ideas there, but ultimately it seems like there is too much going on and the movie would’ve felt too fast paced… most likely, at the expense of character development. i think it’s cool that they wanted to try new things though. a lot of the hardcore fans just want more of the same, but if you are truly a fan of the series and want it to go on, then you should want a movie that gets a new generation on board. otherwise the series will just become irrelevant. ultimately i think they can make a movie that pleases the fans AND brings in a new audience, but this script probably wasn’t it. having said that, i don’t care how bad a new friday might look, i’ll still be first in line at the ticket counter.

    • Richard Armatino III

      Yea I want it to go back to part 3 4 6 7 those were the best ones make a friday like that but up to date with creative kills and absolutely no survivors specially not a guy survivor. But I agree no matter what they make I’ll be there day one opening day lol I want MORE JASON!!!

  • Horrible Day

    It doesn’t sound THAT bad, but I hope the actual next movie is just Jason killing camp counselors at Crystal lake like part 2 and 3

    • gabriel

      next movie? At this rate, not in our lifetime, bud.

  • Rez

    Holy shit…I’m so glad this didn’t get made. I think it would have been really off from the original and made a mockery of the franchise. The one reason is that this would have been the 13th movie in the franchise and that shit is special! I’m not saying that adding to the the mythology is bad but that was already done and it was terrible. For example look what Rob Zombie did to Halloween….I’m a Zombie fan but those movies were not good. I think that you definitely could add to the mythology but don’t change it, just add to it. I really want this but it has to be done right. The story could be continued with some sort of flashbacks and have some type of ending that continues Jasons reign of terror.

  • Bloodspatta

    Thank god it’s been canned. Sounds shithouse.

  • Jonathan Larsson

    I like the sound of it, though it does make the mistake of focusing on the teens as main characters yet again. Rather than understanding the tragedy and mystery of the Voorhees family, as an origin story is supposed to do, it just seems like it would’ve kept it in the background. On the paper this seems like it pays a lot more clever tributes to the earlier movies (and comics even) than the remake did, so that’s a lot of fun. Focusing on random and uninteresting teen characters, who aren’t even played by teens, has become sort of an Achilles heel of the franchise.

    • nicholasmwalker

      that’s something i always think about with the f13 movies… they need to branch away from all the teen characters. i know part 5 and JGTH are often hated by fans, but one of the strongest aspects of both of those films was that they had a diverse age range for the characters and therefore made the movies feel more real, or at least as real as an f13 can get

      • Jonathan Larsson

        In that aspect I would’ve like them to take a few ideas from The Hills Have Eyes, as that’s not just teens but a whole family. I see what you mean with part 5, cause they had characters that felt kind of believable. Plus, besides the main female lead of the original, Tommy Jarvis was probably the most interesting lead of the franchise. The idea that he walked a thin line from being a hero to another killer like Jason was an intriguing idea.

  • turk

    I admire the ambition, and there are some good ideas in there (I actually like the idea of Jason’s father being the “sackhead Jason”), but that is one convoluted mess that I can’t possibly see being played out satisfactorily in 90 minutes or so. Just way too much going on. The only way that could possibly work is with a great director (and probably a lot of rewrites), and Eisner is far from that.

    I hate to say it, but maybe we’re better off waiting a couple more years for an F13 done right. Hopefully, the Halloween remake/sequel will fair better.

  • Adam Paquette

    That was a train wreck. Good thing it was never made.

  • Simon Allen

    You couldn’t make this crap up could you ?
    Oh i’m sorry …..somebody did !!

    • Barry El Beardo

      As much as I liked the Halloween remake….what most people didn’t like was how it was a half prequel and half remake.

      The sound of this Friday 13th reboot sounds like it would’ve been a third prequel, a third remake and a third new film! WTF!?

      • Simon Allen

        The whole thing just sounds like an absolute mess ….trying to cram three themes into one and sacrificing any kind of decent or coherent story line.
        One of the things i hated about the last one reboot was the over long pre-credits buffoonery and then the rushed feel of what followed it .

      • ScriptGiverrrr

        I think most people didn’t like Zombie’s Halloween is because by it’s full awful.

  • Xmoritz

    It seems funny! Although it rewrites some facts occured differently in the franchise..

  • Adam Paquette

    why are they trying to rewrite Jason’s origins? We all know what happened. Give us another Friday the 13th already!!

  • zombie84_41

    there were a few good ideas but nothing to make it stand out or different. After 12 films I think its time for this to die, unless somebody can come up with some life altering and really clever.

  • Monster70

    I don’t think Elias knew that Jason would become a “superhuman monster” he just knew that he would be born deformed. The use of the super 8 camera suggests to me that they wanted to incorporate a found footage look to that paticular scene,which is dumb,but people seems to like that crap these days. The script sounds kind of interesting,needs a few more drafts to tune it up,i’d have to read it myself for an accurate accessment.

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      In the script Elias somehow knows jason will be evil. He also does nothing about other than KILL PEOPLE himself. It’s a bad script.

      • Judge Satchmo

        Elias journal definitely seems like a tacked on after thought of the “Whoa, wouldn’t this blow their minds” variety. Musings and ramblings about the boy being too deformed and weak to “do what needs to be done” makes more sense. However, the whole idea serves only to demystify Jason. I do wish they’d stop trying to explain everything.

      • Anthony

        SG. If you have a copy, would you be able to provide one?

        Anthonypittore@protonmail.com

        • SilverFox

          Did you get it?

          • Mike Gionfriddo

            Did anyone get it that can send me copy? I can share the Nick Antosca version, Halloween Returns and Halloween 3D scripts in exchange

      • Mike Gionfriddo

        Can you send me the Friday script?

      • Kristoffer Groves

        Could i get a copy of the script please? Krisg1234@yahoo.com

      • Mark Starchuk

        Could I get a copy of the script as well please, my curiosity is getting the best of me. Been a fan since 1982 and need a Friday fix

      • Monster70

        Yeah,that sounds pretty thrown together. Can’t seem to find the script online,hoping I can find a copy at the next couple of conventions I’m attending.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Man, that was a really smart series of choices – a way to answer all the fans who all literally wanted different things. We want an origin! No, we want Pam! No, we want Jason in full hockey mask! This would have handled all of that, AND created a new direction to go forward in as full Jason. Now they’re probably going to do some dumb straight up slasher, or one of those “only the first four movies count” things.

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      You read the script?

  • Definitely not missing much then, that sounds mediocre at best. Trying to make Jason somewhat sympathetic is a joke.

    • Anthony

      You can’t sympathize with a mentally retarded kid that was killed due to a few teens negligence?

      • MetaKnight964

        Jason is only slightly retarded, kinda like one of my uncles.

    • MetaKnight964

      You seem to overlook the fact Jason was often bullied and neglected outside the home and (according to comic book lore) abused inside the home by elias.

  • SilverFox

    If you can share the script I can share T he Predator screenplay?

  • dds

    Damn I think that sounded awesome. Pissed they canceled it.

  • lostboy408

    The inclusion of Pamela Voorhees getting decapitated would have messed up the continuity even more. Why does no one seem to give a shit about these things?

    • Bob Marshall

      It was obviously designed as a reboot of the series and not a part of the original continuity so your point is incorrect.

  • Bob Marshall

    Stupid Paramount! I love this, would have been a great set up for a new continuity, now we will never see it. I just wish WB (who I assume now have the rights back) sell it to a studio willing to do something with it. Heck give it to ArieScope.

  • Mark Doubt

    Three killers in one movie? So no clear antagonist, and the protagonist (Annie? She’s given the most to do, but then is not the final girl in what I’m assuming the screenwriter thinks is a ‘clever twist’) has to jockey for position with not one, not two, but three nemeses.

    I’d love to read the screenplay to confirm/refute, but it sounds like a jumbled mess. What made the best F13 movies as iconic as they are to their fans was the presence of a single strong, defined killer in Jason – an unstoppable force of nature with no immovable object in sight.

    It sounds to me like this screenplay has little in the way of structure, doesn’t know who it wants its villain to be, and is intent on following the superhero franchise template in providing us near two hours of origin that serves only to set up the real story for sequels that might not even get made. I could be wrong, but I doubt an of this is writer Guzikowski’s fault – Prisoners was an excellent film driven by powerful characters and a great structure. Can you say “Studio Interference”?

    I don’t think we’re missing much. Be glad that it has been shelved – it sounds like a typical cynical studio project. Never mind chopping and changin the creative staff – F13 needs to have Producers that understand and are passionate for the project, rather than just their bank balance. Get this away from the studio system and into the hands of a young genre director and an up and coming producer, or dump it in Crystal Lake and let it drown for good.

  • SilverFox

    Please share this script? I have some exclusive scripts I can share in return!

  • Aaron King

    The part that hurts the most is that we were finally going to meet Jason’s father. Hopefully when we get another Friday they’ll keep that part in. This sounds like it could’ve been fun to watch, but also a complete mess.

  • John Connor

    I prefer a continuation from Jason X.

    They need to make a Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash videogame where you can play as any of them in three campaigns.

    Or

    Make three separate games (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th, and Evil Dead) where each explores the entire story so far in their respective series, all leading to a fourth game: Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash.

    I know they’re already releasing a Friday The 13th game, but I don’t know if the single player campaign will appropriately explore any storyline. If there is a single player campaign.

    • Jonathan X

      There is a single player mode ^^

  • ScriptGiverrrr

    Let’s 69!

    • TheCorrector

      No way, 96’ing is the new 69. Get with the times!

      • ScriptGiverrrr

        No, rim 69’ing is the new thing.

        • TheCorrector

          I rimmedtynine’d years ago, my friend. Belly buttons are where it’s at.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Turning an outie into an innie is the rage.

          • TheCorrector

            …and now I’m in the bone zone.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Dream of me when you release yourself! For I shall fantasize of your words entering my soul. And butt.

  • diapers

    Sounds needlessly complex. They were trying to jam pack it all in. But hey, I’d have watched it over and over anyway.

  • diapers

    As a summer camp kid in the 70’s, I do indeed remember rampant drug use by the counselors, those goofballs basically took acid constantly, it is amazing we all survived. One of the youngest counselors would even funnel joints to us kids. Fun times!

  • Halloween_Vic

    Ehhh OK maybe I’m not so mad they cancelled it anymore. In some way it is different for a F13th film, the whole origin concept and 3 killers in one movie sounds like a hit or miss because jamming it all like that seems messy. Idk maybe I’m just not feeling this concept.

  • Charles Schmeltz

    While it seems to be a bit convoluted and overstuffed, I love the direction this film would have taken in terms of story development and plot. We flesh out the characters a bit more, give us nerdy fans some exploration of the Voorhees mythogly, but still keep the style and murderous mayhem that we love about the series. The park ranger tower set pieces sound quite inpressive and pretty big in scoop in comparison to the rest of the series.

    One thing I would have changed was to make Jason less sympathetic and have him be the killer in the beginning of the film. Instead, have Elias be the sympathetic character

  • TheNostalgicWeirdo

    Why does it seem like every time we come close to getting Elias in a movie it’s always cancelled!!’

  • CKHorrorman

    Any kind people out there want to send me the script? I’d be greatly appreciative and buy you a beer at a con if I see you! Genzmovie@gmail.com

  • ~Adam~

    Honestly, I can see now why Paramount pulled the plug. The majority of us don’t want to “understand” Jason or “sympathize” with him. We just want to see him do his thing. Classic kills mixed with new and inventive kills. Jason is the star. The movie should always revolve around him. Just make a Jason movie where he walks around and kills people. It’s not that hard. They pumped out 8 of them alone in the 80’s. Now it takes a damn decade for each one. Thank God Chucky can still do his thing with continuity and regularity.

  • THGrimm

    Wow. By the sounds of this, I would have enjoyed it. Too bad!

  • Jared Wignall

    I find this to be interesting. I could see myself liking this film, if made right. I read the script for the one written in 2015, and no. To me, the 2015 script is terrible. Dreadfully stereotypical character,
    alternates between boring and ridiculous. Jason is more like the
    Terminator than what he became popular for. I don’t know what they were
    thinking with it. This one treats Jason like he’s smart, but the 2015 version, he’s like the Terminator in terms of strength and that’s it. This version, from the synopsis we have here, seemed interesting. It could’ve been a 2 and a half hour Friday the 13th film, which again if done right, would’ve been amazing. I wish they didn’t pull the plug on the film though. Especially after the stupid reasons as to why it got axed.

  • MySelfDestruct

    Does anyone have a way to read it that they would kindly share? I’m very curious to read it.

  • Mr.Sixes

    Great introduction(for first timers)/re-introduction(for those who been along for the ride) to the family. Elias coming into the picture as a tortured man who may or may now be insanily following this book would definely be interesting. From there we can then go into whether or not Jason’s super natural powers is something he was born or was “blessed with”/Given after he drowned and seemingly died. It could even been revealed that it’s a self fulfilling prophecy that Elias by attempting to kill Jason in numerous ways prepared him as a vessel for whatever gave him the powers he has after coming back. I think the overall plotline works but needs someone to retool it: like a twist on the ending where he brings the head to a spot that is overlooking the lake but also his home like the old movies

  • Gru

    Not surprised. They’ve been overthinking this sequel for far too long. This sounds like a big mess, with no clear vision, and of course filled with winks and nods to the original. How about trying to just be, oh, I don’t know, what’s the word? Oh Original. Be original. And why name a reboot part 13? I also don’t care about meeting his dad. What does that add to the movie besides running time? It didn’t work for Rob Z’s Halloween to add all the junk with his trash family and being a mute in the hospital. Just make a low budget slasher film. No name actors, I’m not excited if the dude from Supernatural is in the movie with unnatural reasons for being there, “Uh, have you seen my sis?” Get out. 5 mil budget at most. Shoot, edit, release.

  • Buk Lau

    Welp. Glad they axed this one.

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This Week in Horror - August 7, 2017

The hard copy of Friday the 13th: The Game is coming, Sarah Paulson joins M. Night Shyamalan's Glass, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark gets a re-release with the original art.

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