After settling on a May 13, 2016 release date back in January, Paramount is moving forward with their Friday the 13th reboot, hiring Hannibal writer Nick Antosca to write a new draft of the screenplay. Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg wrote the previous draft of the script. No production schedule was given at this time.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the project "is expected to employ the found footage technique and answer the decades old question of why slasher Jason Voorhes can't be killed." Ironically, producer Bradley Fuller addressed both of these story aspects last month, although he said the reboot won't be a found footage movie, but later teased that they are "toying" with exploring the notion that Jason keeps coming back to life. With a new writer on board, it's possible that the found footage aspect is back on the table, but nothing is confirmed at this time.

David Bruckner (The Signal, V/H/S) is directing the reboot, with Bradley Fuller producing alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay and Andrew Form. The producers were also behind the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot, which starred Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears as Jason. Nick Antosca wrote and produced the 2012 thriller The Cottage, starring David Arquette, and his draft of The Forest helped secure the green light for the project from Lava Bear. Aside from NBC's Hannibal, he has also written for Teen Wolf, Last Resort and Believe.