Writers Resurrect 'Friday the 13th'
'Freddy vs. Jason' scribes to reboot the franchise
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Damian Shannon and Mark Swift will write a "Friday the 13th" remake for Platinum Dunes and New Line, the studios that previously rebooted the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" franchise.
Actually, if Shannon and Swift had been entrusted with remaining true to Sean S. Cunningham's landmark 1980 film, Jason Voorhees would barely appear at all, since every "Scream" fan knows that Jason's momma was the killer in the original film.
However, the trade paper indicates that Cunningham's film, still one of the most profitable ever, won't be the blueprint for the new "Friday the 13th." Indeed, both Jason and his famous hockey mask (not featured until the third film) will be at the center along with ill-supervised summer camp Crystal Lake.
Shannon and Swift are pretty familiar with the character, since they were among the writers on 2003's "Freddy vs. Jason," a big hit for New Line. They've also set up "Hawaiian Dick" and "Power and Glory" for New Line, plus a version of "Spy Hunter" at Universal.