The second Friday the 13th reboot is eyeing V/H/S director David Bruckner, with Platinum Dunes' Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form producing alongside Michael Bay (the original team behind the 2009 remake).
David Bruckner is currently in ongoing negotiations for this complete revamp of the iconic horror series from the 80s, which has already spanned 10 movies, one cross-over with A Nightmare on Elm Street in Freddy vs. Jason, and a 2009 reboot that failed to register with fans. No story details have been revealed at this time, but Bradley Fuller has hinted that it will be a 'found footage' style thriller, and they are considering scrapping signature villain Jason Voorhees altogether.
This is what Fuller had to say about the reboot back in January.
"I don't know if we're going to have Jason..."
It's also not clear if any of the Camp Crystal Lake mythology will make its way into the movie. The sequel to 2009's Friday the 13th reboot was set to take place during the winter and was to feature a snowy landscape, something Jason has never conquered before. It is not known if any elements of this will be retained for this new version of the horror saga.
David Bruckner is no stranger to found footage-style shooting, which makes him a good candidate for this reboot if the franchise decides to go in that direction, which is looking more and more likely by the day. He is responsible for the 'Amateur Night' sequence in V/H/S, which follows three young men who bring a mysterious woman back to their motel room for sex, but are faced with a truly terrifying situation when she begins to transform into a bat-like creature. Bruckner also directed a portion of 2008's The Signal and is now working on a home invasion thriller called Intrusion.
Paramount and Platinum Dunes have already locked in a Friday, March 13, 2015 release date for this slasher thriller.