Brad Fuller, producer of the upcoming Friday the 13th, currently slated for a January 2017 release, was recently interviewed by iHorror and, during the interview, Fuller backtracked on his earlier reveal that Friday the 13th 2017 will be an origin story, claiming that "'origin' isn't really the right word for this movie". Fuller went on to say:
"It’s more of an alternate world that we’re creating for Jason — an alternate space, alternate reality. Yes, Pamela and Jason are together in this film, but this is the same Jason we all know and love. He’s Jason; he kills — he kills teenagers. The story takes place between the late 1970's and the early 1980's, says Fuller. There is a summer camp, and there are camp counselors."
When asked about the addition of Jason's father, Elias, in the new Friday the 13th, Fuller stated that his appearance in the film is still undecided.
So, what do we know about the upcoming Friday the 13th? It's a period piece, taking place in the late 1970's, early 1980's, will include Pamela Voorhees, but may or may not introduce Elias Voorhees, features the Jason "that we all know and love", but takes place in an "alternate reality"....
Sounds like we'll be treated to another re-boot with Friday the 13th 2017, but with an alternate timeline that sees adult Jason and (a non-decapitated) Pamela together at Camp Crystal Lake. It's also beginning to sound more and more like Friday the 13th meets Bate's Motel to me.
Sound off in the comments section below. Are you down with a Friday the 13th movie that takes place in "an alternate reality"?