Finally some Friday the 13th news that seems tangible. The Hollywood Reporter said today that Nick Antosca has been hired to write the script for the upcoming film, which is slated for a May 13, 2016 release.
Antosca tweeted the report out, apparently confirming.
According to The Hollywood Reporter and others, Antosca has been a writer on Hannibal, though this isn’t listed in his credits on IMDb. It does have him listed as a co-producer for 13 episodes of the series and as a writer on 2 episodes of Teen Wolf and 2 episodes of Believe, among other credits.
Either way, apparently he’s our guy. He’ll be writing the script for David Bruckner to direct for Paramount and Platinum Dunes. Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller are producing.
There have been many rumors surrounding this film over the years. Some of the latest have suggested that it will be set in the 80s, that Jason’s mom will figure into the story, and/or that it will explore why Jason won’t die. Keep taking everything with a grain of salt, but now that there’s actually a writer, perhaps we’ll start being able to put a little more stock into what we hear about potential storylines.
Sean Cunningham recently spoke about the Friday the 13th series Crystal Lake Chronicles, indicating that The CW has shown interest in the show and that it would focus on the “real” Camp Crystal Lake in a world where the series of films are based on real life murders. Or something to that effect (this was like third or fourth hand news).