So we’ve all been waiting patiently to see who the next director of the latest installment of the Friday the 13th franchise would be. Today we’re closer to that answer, and the choice may signify the found footage route after all given the person considered for the gig’s past.
The Wrap is reporting that David Bruckner, who wrote and directed the “Amateur Night” segment of V/H/S (which follows three guys who bring a mysterious girl back to their motel room, where terror strikes), is in negotiations to direct the Friday the 13th reboot for Paramount and Platinum Dunes.
It’s unclear what approach Bruckner plans to take with the reboot or how it will incorporate the Jason Voorhees/Camp Crystal Lake mythology.
Bruckner previously co-wrote and co-directed the 2007 horror film The Signal, and he has also been working on the home invasion thriller Intrusion for producers Doug Davison and David Linde.
Paramount has already picked out the perfect release date for the Friday the 13th reboot — Friday, March 13, 2015. Please just bring back Derek Mears and give him something exciting to do. That’s all we ask.
More as it comes.
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