'Chainsaw' Massacrer Hacks 'Friday the 13th' Remake
After working with Leatherface, Marcus Nispel may tackle Jason Voorhees
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nispel is in final negotiations to direct Platinum Dunes' remake/reboot of "Friday the 13th."
Nispel, you'll recall, previously worked with Michael Bay's horror remake shingle on 2003's "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake.
Actually, it sounds as if "Friday the 13th" will be less in the vein of Nispel's copycat "Massacre" and more like his USA telefilm reimagining of "Frankenstein."
The trade paper has previously reported that Damian Shannon and Mark Swift's screenplay doesn't follow the template of Sean Cunningham's 1980 original. While Jason Voorhees played only a minor role in that no-budget classic-of-sorts, he'll be the focus of the new film, even donning the hockey mask he didn't wear until the third movie. Fortunately, the action will still take place at Crystal Lake, home of the country's horniest, most negligent camp counselors.
Production should begin this winter.
Other credits for Nispel, a music video ace, include the Viking epic "Pathfinder."