Updates continue to trickle in for the new Friday the 13th film, but I think by now all fans want to really know is when does shooting commence, and when the hell do we get a trailer?
Thankfully a new update is actually progress, as writer Nick Antosca (Hannibal) has confirmed his script is finished, and has been submitted.
In response to a fan question on Twitter, Antosca stated “turned in a draft a few weeks ago. He then went on to say “David Bruckner, Platinum Dunes & I all excited to make a great F13 movie. Don’t know schedule.”
A few months ago, Antosca confirmed the film will not be a sequel to Marcus Nispel’s 2009 remake, revealing “It’s not a sequel to the 2009 version,” said Antosca, continuing “Different characters, time period, style.”
There are also rumours that the new film will be set in the 80’s, which is great news should it turn out to be true. The long gestating rumour of the found footage approach appears to be dead now, which most fans are happy about.
David Bruckner (The Signal, VHS) is directing, and the film is said to not just feature Jason Vorhees, but also his Mother. Reports have suggested that relationships between Jason and his Mother have become very problematic. It has also been confirmed that the film will be R-rated (naturally).
Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes are producing. The film is slated for a US release on 13th May 2016.