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The Official 'Friday the 13th' Thread


Not a Side-Kick
Nov 10, 2006
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EXCL: New Friday the 13th Writers Hired
Source:Ryan Rotten
September 17, 2007

Strap on your hockey masks one more time, Voorhees disciples, 'cause we've got the exclusive news on Platinum Dunes' long-mooted Friday the 13th film that you've been waiting for.

A reliable tipster phoned in this evening (and this source is 100% solid gold, baby) to tell us Dunes is putting their proposed Friday the 13th on the pre-strike roster with the aim to begin shooting sometime in early 2008. The Dunes team, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, we've been told, have also officially locked a new pair of writers to tackle the property...Damian Shannon and Mark Swift.

This duo, we're sure you recall, ultimately won out and penned 2003's successful Freddy vs. Jason after New Line had spent years developing the big screen battle royale. Platinum Dunes has faced its share of struggle dragging a new Friday the 13th out of the mire; early drafts by Mark Wheaton (The Messengers) were mulled over and abandoned, and Jonathan Liebesman (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) was attached as a director. No word yet if Liebesman is still attached - we hope to bring you word on that soon.


Marcus Nispel Closing in on Friday the 13th
November 14, 2007

We won't claim "exclusive" on this because it appears a scooper is making the rounds and informing other outlets, however, ShockTillYouDrop.com has received word that Marcus Nispel is closing in on Platinum Dunes' Friday the 13th project.

Nispel helmed the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake for the Dunes boys back in 2003 and has since directed Pathfinder with Karl Urban. Our source says that his deal is close to complete and that shooting is expected to begin this winter. Nispel will be working from a script by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift - a scoop we broke in September here, more details on the other end of that link. Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are producing.


New Line Books Friday the 13th, 2009

Source: New Line Cinema
November 16, 2007

New Line Cinema has set the release date for the new Friday the 13th movie for, appropriately, February 13, 2009. The revamp of the Jason Voorhees franchise will be directed by Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) from a script by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift.


Friday the 13th "Not a Remake"!
November 28, 2007

Platinum Dunes' Friday the 13th project. What do you label it? Remake? Re-launch?

After speaking to a source close to the project who wishes to stay outside of the spotlight (for now), we're striking the former term out of future reports on the film.

"It's not a remake," says our insider. Don't even expect an origin tale - as some production listings around Hollywood are pegging it as. Imagine if there was a story to be told somewhere between parts two and four, just add water (from Camp Crystal Lake, duh), insert a leaner, meaner, faster Jason Voorhees, set to "blend" and you've got the recipe for what Dunes, writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift and director Marcus Nispel got cookin'.


This movie's going to be great! We have the writers of "Freddy vs. Jason", so you know it's going to have a decent to awesome story. The Director is the man who made "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake is going to make it thrilling. What are your thoughts on this remake?

All news, discussions, box office predictions , and everything about this movie goes in this thread only.

Director: Marcus Nispel
Writers: Damian Shannon and Mark Swift
Producers: Platinum Dunes's Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, & Andrew Form
Release Date: February 13, 2009
Cast: Coming Soon
I hope Marcus Nispel won't direct the Nightmare on Elm Street remake... Why! Why!?!?!?
No real new news. Nice thread though. Love jason.
I laughed and stopped reading after this line:

"This duo, we're sure you recall, ultimately won out and penned 2003's successful Freddy vs. Jason after New Line had spent years developing the big screen battle royale."
It'll suck out loud. Hear's to hoping it won't though.

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