iHorror reported yesterday that the new “Friday the 13th” film is allegedly going to start filming in Conyers Georgia.
We may be able to elaborate on that with a few more details about the project and we wanted you to be the first to know.
Unfortunately, we can’t give away our sources, but we have learned that the movie is being filmed in Georgia with a principal photography date beginning on March 20, 2017.
Again, we cannot say who our source is but they have given us some information that may confirm that the film is preparing to get underway.
The source says the film makers are using the alias “Forest Green” as their movie title to throw off nosey horror reporters like me.
Upon further investigation I was able to find out through the Georgia Film and Music website that there is a feature film called “Forest Green” being filmed in that state. And guess what studio they have it listed under? That’s right, Jason’s long-term relationship since 1980; Paramount Pictures.
Unless Paramount is making a movie about Crayola Crayons, or just into developing movies with bland movies titles, the use of an alias is a common industry practice especially for high-profile films.
Also keep in mind Camp Crystal Lake was renamed Camp Forest Green in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives.
The source also says that the production for “Friday the 13th” wants to wrap by Memorial Day (May 29), 2017.
If you do the math, that gives post production less than five months to make the Friday, October 13, 2017 deadline if that is their intended release date.
The next time the 13th would fall on a Friday would be April 2018.
Again, we are not going to name our source for obvious reasons, but we can tell you they are close to the project.
The info is intriguing, especially when it’s backed up by the official Georgia Film and Music organization.
Although we can’t confirm this information through Paramount, the alleged location (photos above), the fake movie title and the Georgia Film and Music website listing a movie being filmed with the name our source has provided; this info may be interpreted as good news to franchise fans.
Timothy Rawles is Editor in Chief of iHorror.com: [email protected]