AICN and Bloody Disgusting are reporting that The Hills Have Eyes 2's Derek Mears is gearing up to play Jason Voorhees in the upcoming Platinum Dunes remake of Friday the 13th. This new film will be an origin story.

Marcus Nispel, the man behind the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake from 2003, is jumping behind the lens of this new thriller. Damian Shannon and Mark Swift are responsible for the screenplay.

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The film is set to open on February 13th, 2009.

Dont't forget to also check out: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

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