Friday The 13th lures in Prisoners writer

The wheels on the latest Friday The 13th remake keep turning


Due out in 2017, Paramount don’t seem too worried about hurrying with their script for their upcoming Friday The 13th movie remake. Having already been penned by Nick Antosca (Hannibal, Teen Wolf), the latest name to have a go at penning the misadventures of Jason Voorhees is Aaron Guzikowski.

Best known for writing the screenplays for Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners and Baltasar Kormákur’s Contraband, Guzikowski is currently the only name attached to the project (The Signal director David Buckner has reportedly dropped out, having been involved initially), which is also being produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production company. Clearly they’re more focused on getting the right people involved behind the scenes before getting the cast sorted out.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Charbonneau/REX Shutterstock (4273721ar) Aaron Guzikowski Warner Bros. Premiere of 'Prisoners' Beverly Hills Los Angeles, America.
Prisoners’ Aaron Guzikowski will pen the Friday The 13th remake

Still, this hiring is a good start. The excellent Prisoners was full to the brim with tension, and Contraband was a competent enough actioner. If he can bring any of this to the Friday The 13th franchise, and avoid a result akin to Marcus Nispel’s 2009 effort, then that can only be a good thing.

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