Back in 2017, Shannon and Swift had already revealed that their sequel to Nispel’s 2009 film was going to be called “Friday the 13th: Camp Blood,” which bore the tantalizing title additive “The Death of Jason Voorhees.” The pages revealed in 2017 featured a scene of characters playing ice hockey. Given that Jason Voorhees famously wears an ice hockey mask (specifically for the Detroit Red Wings), it’s startling it took until now for the sport to appear on screen. That scene saw Jason (presumably to be played by Derek Mears, the actor who played Jason in the 2009 film) walking out across the surface of a frozen Crystal Lake to pursue him victims. There is also a moment when Jason thwacks his signature machete into a tree, only to be covered with falling snow from the branches above.
It seems, at least by Shannon’s and Swift’s vision, that Jason wasn’t terribly affected by the cold.
The 2023 Tweets on Twitter/X revealed another summer camp-related kill. The screenwriters said that the opening sequence was to be set in the winter with the rest fast-forwarding to the following summer. They also shared pages of a murder that was to be set on a zipline. A character slid down a zipline cable, unable to slow down, as Jason waited at the bottom, a machete merely extended. He waited to skewer said character, and ultimately sliced her in half. “Her torso falls with a wet thud,” the screenplay reads. Good ol’ gross gory bliss.