After a casting call has been released to fill out the role of young Jason Voorhees in "Friday the 13th," another character has been opened for audition-Elias Voorhees, Jason's father.
Fans could expect something big to happen in the "Friday the 13th" reboot as this would be the first time Jason's father is going to make an appearance, Bloody Disgusting reported. According to previous reports, the film will dig into Jason's origin story, and Elias Voorhees can be expected to play a major role.
In the comics, Elias Voorhees is portrayed as someone evil, posing danger to Pamela and Jason. But based on the casting call, the film may bring a different version of the character.
The casting call is looking for a male Caucasian between late 30s and 50s, with a powerful look. Elias Voorhees is also described as a park ranger in the vicinity of Camp Crystal Lake. He "sees the wickedness in Jason and the effects it has on Pamela." Eventually, he would leave Jason and Pamela and continue being a park ranger.
"Friday the 13th" is directed by Breck Eisner ("The Crazies"). The script is written by Aaron Guzikowski ("Prisoners"). The production will begin in March in Conyers, Georgia, and be completed by May, according to Cinema Blend. The news is a welcome update given the setbacks and delays the project has experienced since it was announced.
The casting call for young Jason Voorhees was released over the weekend, and other major calls are likely to follow in the coming days. Jason Voorhees casting call is looking for a 12-year-old male Caucasian, only identical twin with TV credits and under 5 feet tall. The character is described as a "dark, ominous child, who has severe psychological issues."
"Friday the 13th" is expected to be released on Oct. 13, although it is not yet official.