‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot Loses Director, but Gains ‘Prisoners’ Writer

Friday The 13th Reboot

V/H/S filmmaker David Bruckner is reportedly no longer attached to direct the next Friday the 13th movie, but meanwhile Prisoners writer Aaron Guzikowski is nearing a deal to pen the script for Paramount and Platinum Dunes’ horror flick.

Guzikowski, who is taking over from Hannibal scribe Nick Antosca, is also attached to write the reboot of The Wolf Man for Universal.

There’s no information on the plot of the new film yet, but I think it’s safe to assume that the story will most likely be set at Camp Crystal Lake and will not in any way connect to the continuity of the 2009 Friday the 13th remake. The hockey-mask wearing killer Jason Voorhees will return to kill some attractive young people, of course.

The Hockey-Mask Wearing Kller

Paramount Pictures recently pushed the reboot back to a January 2017 release. I hope this new F13 film will be more creepy, like F13 part 2 and F13 part – they are my favorite of the franchise. The slasher genre really needs to make a comeback. All this paranormal cr*p is getting old.

Sources: The Wrap/Variety