Damian Shannon and Mark Swift have been hired to write Friday the 13th, the remake of the horror classic being produced by Platinum Dunes for New Line, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Paramount and MTV Films also are involved with the project.
Paramount released the original Friday the 13th in 1980, making Jason -- the unstoppable hockey mask-wearing killer -- a horror icon, though the serial killer made only a brief appearance in the final frames of the first movie and never killed anyone. Jason didn't even don the famous mask until the third movie.
The remake, however, will focus on Jason -- who will wear the mask and kill -- and keep the famous setting of Crystal Lake.
The writing duo are no strangers to Jason, having penned 2003's Freddy vs. Jason, the killer's last big-screen appearance which grossed more than $82 million domestically.
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