While doing the press rounds for the new Ninja Turtles movie, This is Infamous asked Brad Fuller for a status update on the long-awaited Friday the 13th reboot. He confirmed that Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) is still on board to pen the screenplay and has just turned in his draft to the studio. Fuller half-jokingly said that Guzikowski is a ‘better writer than we deserve for this franchise’. You can check out the interview clip in the player below.
Last we had heard, the film had lost its director (David Bruckner). However, he is reportedly still the studio’s first choice to helm when the project finally gets off the ground but he is no longer attached in any official capacity. The studio had expressed that it would be unfair to retain him with the production start date still so far away.
As of the previous round of updates, the release date was moved to a January 2017 date. Antosca was developing a concept that would have seen the film set in the ’80s but that idea will most likely be abandoned. According to Antosca, this installment will not be a sequel to the 2009 reboot but we’ll see where the cards fall, if they ever fall.
Prior to Antosca, a draft of the script was penned by Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg. It was speculated a while back that Jason would not be in the new Friday the 13th film but that allegation is false. There was another round of rumors that suggested that the new film would be found footage. But that has been repeatedly refuted. Rest assured that we will keep you in the loop as we learn more about the forthcoming installment in the rebooted Friday the 13th franchise!