Huge Friday the 13th news this Wednesday morning as “Hannibal” screenwriter Nick Antosca will be penning the new incarnation for director David Bruckner, Platinum Dunes and Paramount Pictures!
The new Friday the 13th will not be found-footage, but could clear up some unanswered questions about Jason Voorhees’ mythology.
Previously, it had been reported that the new Friday the 13th could take place in the 1980’s. In a more recent article, Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes talked about his hopes for expanding Jason’s mythos and also taking the franchise back to summer camp.
It’s already exciting that it’s to be helmed by Bruckner, best known for The Signal and for one of the more popular V/H/S segments, ‘Amateur Night’, but to get a solid screenwriter in Antosca is beyond exciting. “Hannibal” is one of the best genre network series ever, and took what could have been one of the worst ideas and turned it into a television revelation. I’m not exactly sure how much credit Antosca gets for “Hannibal”, but he’s part of a team that did something unique and special, which is all I want from the next Friday the 13th.
Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes are producing.
Friday the 13th aims for release on May 13, 2016.