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‘Friday the 13th’ Shifts to 2017 in Hunt for New Writers

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We’ve been hearing a lot of rumblings regarding Paramount Pictures’ next installment of Friday the 13th, which will now release some time in 2017. The good news is that it’s still on the schedule, as opposed to being dropped off completely, but it does mean potential changes to the development core.

The reason we have yet to report anything is because we can’t get clear answers from the inside – it sounds as if they’re being indecisive. What we do know is that Paramount is taking fresh pitches from writers, which means that they’re probably moving away from “Hannibal” screenwriter Nick Antosca’s take that he was developing with David Bruckner.

We’re doing some digging in hopes of getting something more concrete to report, but in the meantime adjust your calendar from May 13th of next year to January 13, 2017. And for the love of God, pray that Sony shifts their adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower, which is also scheduled for that date (one of them is going to have to budge).

The last we heard, Antosca turned in his draft back in July.

Insiders tell Bloody Disgusting there’s chatter about losing the 1980’s time period, which was the most exciting direction the new film was headed.

Earlier this year, Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes talked about his hopes for expanding Jason’s mythos and also taking the franchise back to summer camp.

Even if Paramount were to force a modern day sequel, it would be great to see Jason Voorhees back at a fully functional Camp Crystal Lake.

David Bruckner was an exciting choice as director and we’re praying that he’s still attached.

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