‘Friday the 13th’ pushed back to 2017, studio looking for new writers


Tiny pieces of news continue to trickle in for Paramounts new Friday the 13th remake/sequel/prequel, and yet now it seems that everything we knew about the story is void, and new writers are being hunted to develop the new film further.

As reported by Bloody Disgusting, the film will now be released sometime in 2017, instead of its original date of Friday the 13th May 2016.

Last we heard (back in July) was that Nick Antosca (Hannibal) had handed in his script for the new Friday the 13th, so it would seem that Paramount aren’t happy with it, or require changes to be made.

Paramount are now looking for new writers, which in turn has pushed the films release date back to 2017. BD also report rumblings that the 1980’s setting might be scrapped.

At this point in time David Bruckner (VHS, The Signal) is still attached (we hope) to direct.

More as it develops.

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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