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Movie Friday The 13th: The Beginning

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Clint Ford
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According to this the script is already finished.

The film serves as a prequel to the original 1980 film.

Dallas-based Ford is a former staff writer for The Walt Disney Company, as well as a published novelist and scriptwriter. His screenplay details and connects aspects of the Friday the 13th series not yet explored in previous installments.

The film will serve to showcase the teen years of Jason’s mother, Pamela, as well as his conception, birth, and childhood. New characters to the franchise, such as Jason’s father, will be introduced along with established characters from previous Friday the 13th films, some never before seen.

The script is a period film set throughout a 33-year period, beginning in 1946 and concluding years later in 1979. Ford’s writing format brings the Friday world somewhat out of its restrictive “horror box” to showcase how well the franchise also works in the psychological thriller genre.
 
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Can’t remember which author it was off the top of my head, but someone already tried to incorporate Jason’s family into it and failed spectacularly. These guys seem to keep missing the point.
 
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" We need more Pamela Voorhees and no Jason " - said by no one ever
Actually, Dave Macrae just made a video about how he'd make a trilogy to revitalize the series, starting with a film where Pam is starting those fires / etc, and going around killing people at the camp, but we wouldn't know which character she was until the end, etc., expand on what they talked about in the first film. Then introduce Jason in the second film, etc. Actually not a bad idea.

 
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At this point, they're just beating this dead horse deader. There's nowhere for the F13 series to go. The original series crapped out, the attempted '09 reboot face-planted... How much more ruination can this series take? Particularly considering that it wasn't exactly top-of-the-line horror in the first place?

What's the old Hebrew saying, "It was good, but it's good that it was." Jason had his run and left his mark, but it's past time to move on.
 
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As I said before, if they want to make another F13 movie, just go with the Shannon & Swift draft. It’s much better than the Antosca and Guzikowski drafts, and I imagine it would be a hell of a lot better than this.
 
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At this point, they're just beating this dead horse deader. There's nowhere for the F13 series to go. The original series crapped out, the attempted '09 reboot face-planted... How much more ruination can this series take? Particularly considering that it wasn't exactly top-of-the-line horror in the first place?

What's the old Hebrew saying, "It was good, but it's good that it was." Jason had his run and left his mark, but it's past time to move on.
we just need one more good film so that there are 13 movies in the series.
 
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Nick Antosca's draft was the best chance Paramount had, and they pissed it away. That really could have been something, especially since The Ritual proved that David Bruckner can direct very well outside of found footage.
 
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