It’s Friday so why not end the week with some major Friday the 13th news?
“Hannibal” screenwriter Nick Antosca has been working on the script for the next installment of the Friday the 13th franchise. Today, he responded to a fan on Twitter revealing that he’s “turned in a draft a few weeks ago,” further adding that “@bruckmachina & #PlatinumDunes & I all excited to make a great F13 movie. Don’t know schedule.”
David Bruckner (V/H/S, The Signal) is set to direct the latest incarnation of Jason Voorhees, and would have to approve the script, along with the producers at Platinum Dunes. There could (and probably will) be revisions, but it’s exciting to know that progress has ben made, and that things continue to move forward.
This is to be the 13th Friday the 13th, so I expect Bruckner and company to knock this shit out of the park.
We’ve previously reported multiple times that the new Friday the 13th will not be found-footage, and 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.
Antosca previously posted an image displaying a series of machetes (implying there’s possibly a new style of machete in the works). He also clarified that the forthcoming Friday the 13th will not be a sequel to the 2009 remake helmed by Marcus Nispel.
Friday the 13th could slash into theaters on May 13, 2016.
Thanks to Bloody reader ‘Francesco’ for the heads up!