Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Podcast 172: Josh Gad
Pixel perfect
Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
He's playing an FBI agent
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
Live. Die. Repeat. Again?
Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chair
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
Update: Ivan Reitman weighs in
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 July 2015
Aladdin Added To Disney's Live-Action List
A Genie-centric prequel is in the works
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
V/H/S (2013)
Empire Star Rating
V/H/S (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Friday The 13th (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

David Bruckner Tackling New Friday The 13th Reboot
From V/H/S to Camp Crystal Lake?

15 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

David-Bruckner-Tackling-New-Friday-13th

With the legal rights wrangles between Warner Bros. and Paramount finally settled last year, development has been under way for a while on yet another new version of Friday The 13th. Like the 2009 attempt, this one has the Platinum Dunes team on production duties. But with a March 13, 2015 release date less than a year away, the film finally has a director in V/H/S contributor David Bruckner.

The director, who also co-wrote and co-directed The Signal back in 2007, is in negotiations to call the shots on this latest stab at the Jason Voorhees mythology. While Platinum Dunes and director Marcus Nispel had some success in 2009 with an initial reboot, the studio wrangling since has put paid to sequel plans and Paramount is looking to establish its own stamp on the material.

What form that might take and exactly what chunk of the Voorhees story could hit screens is another matter. When last we checked in on the story, Platinum Dunes’ Brad Fuller and Andrew Form said that the current draft of the script, by Freddy Vs. Jason’s Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, was in great shape, but Bruckner may come in and rewrite it himself. Given the time crunch, we’d imagine this would take precedence over his development work on home-invasion thriller Intrusion.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Fox Finds Superior
Snapping up another Mark Millar title
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

Your Comments

Pleeeeeease ... k-kiiiill ... m-m-meeee.
I used to love going to the movies so much. More

Posted by Nicky C at 12:44 on 16 April 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)