At this past weekend’s WonderCon 2016, Platinum Dunes producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller were on hand to talk about the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick, which is coming soon. Of course someone inquired about the status of the next Friday the 13th movie, which has suffered a few setbacks.
The most recent delay came in December, when director David Bruckner left the project due to scheduling after a new writer, Aaron Guzikowski, came aboard. Bruckner later revealed his team was working on a “story that took place in the ’80s,” that could work as a “found footage” flick. He added that they also did a draft that wasn’t found footage, describing it as “Dazed and Confused meets Jason Voorhees,” a genuine last-day-of-school coming-of-age story.
So… will they be keeping the ’80s setting? When asked flat out, Form hesitated. Thanks to TooFab for the following…
“There is truth that this is period,” he confirmed, without saying which period it’d take place in. Fuller quickly added, “And NOT found footage.”
“We’re so lucky to have Aaron Guzikowski writing, who is a fan of the franchise,” Form stated. “He’s come up with an amazing story, and we can’t wait to make this one.”
More as it comes.