Oh, what a bummer :(
According to The Wrap, director David Bruckner will no longer be helming the reboot of American slasher horror film “Friday the 13th” for Paramount and Platinum Dunes. The director cited “repeated delays” as the reason for his departure from the film.
However, the movie managed to earn itself a new writer. Sources told Variety that “Prisoners” and “Contraband” scribe Aaron Guzikowski is currently in talks to pen the script for the next instalment of the “Friday the 13th” franchise.
Michael Bay will produce the reboot alongside Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. The plot of the film is being still kept under wraps, but it will most likely focus solely on the return of Jason Voorhees, the legendary mass murderer who is known for terrorising the inhabitants of the Camp Crystal Lake for the 3 decades.
The film’s franchise currently has a total of 10 original solo films. In 2003, Crystal Lake Entertainment produced “Freddy vs. Jason”, which led to the release of a 2009 reboot. A new “Friday the 13th” series is currently in development as well.
As for the “Friday the 13th” reboot, it is set to be released on 13th January 2017.