February 14, 2006
Bay revives “Friday” for New Line
By Borys Kit
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jason is coming back.
Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes are gearing up to remake
"Friday the 13th" for New Line Cinema, from a script by Mark
The "Friday the 13th" series began in 1980, with Sean S.
Cunningham directing the first feature, released by Paramount
Pictures. After eight films the slasher series, featuring the
masked killer Jason Voorhees, moved to New Line, which revived
the franchise with "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday" in
New Line's most recent installment, "Freddy vs. Jason," in
which Voorhees faced off against Freddy Krueger from the
"Nightmare on Elm Street" series, was released in 2003,
grossing more than $82 million domestically.
Insiders said the producers were hoping to release the
movie on Friday, October 13, but it is unlikely that all the
pieces will fall into place to make that a reality. No director
is attached to the project, and no actors have been cast.
Platinum Dunes produced 2003's "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
remake, which grossed more than $80 million. The company
recently wrapped production on the prequel starring Jordana
Brewster. The movie will be released October 6.