Friday the 13th Has Found a Director

Jason McDonald

If there’s one concern that the horror community can unite around, it’s the serious lack of “Friday the 13th” in our lives.  After a well-regarded remake in 2009, the series went dormant and fans were left wondering what would happen to their favorite campground killer.  Recently there’s been some rumblings that a new film could be in the works, but there hadn’t been any concrete developments until now.

The Wrap has learned that David Bruckner, who wrote and directed the “Amateur Night” segment for “V/H/S”, is in talks with Platinum Dune and Paramount to direct the upcoming “Friday the 13th” sequel.  If you’ll recall, there were some strong rumors indicating that the “Friday the 13th” franchise would move towards a found-footage presentation.  If those rumors pan out to be true, then David would make an appropriate choice since he has experience with that genre. However, I know there’s a really vocal group of fans who are hoping that doesn’t come to pass.  And, honestly, I gotta admit I share their concern.

As for a release date, it would appear that Paramount is still shooting for that March 13th release in 2015.  If they sign David soon, it should be easy to put together a film well before that release date.  However, we’re now less than a year away from that date, so they better get things in gear or elsewhere our Jason Voorhees drought will be even longer.

What do you think of David Bruckner taking over the directing duties for Friday the 13th? Yay or nay? Let us know!

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      1. Jonathon Hamner April 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm
      2. Ramon Almaraz April 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm

        Yeyi Almaraz

      3. Andrew Victor Parasino April 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm

        Fuck yes! This guy is highly talented! Can’t wait to see what his ideas are for the movie! This will be good regardless of style

      4. Yeyi Almaraz April 15, 2014 at 11:46 pm

        Oh no not v/h/s Ramon! I’m gonna be freaked out all over the place! :O

      5. Ramon Almaraz April 15, 2014 at 11:49 pm

        Yeyi I know right could be one of the crazest one made

      6. Andre Riwaka April 15, 2014 at 11:49 pm

        Vhs Nooooo……hopefully it’s not as bad as those movies

      7. Yeyi Almaraz April 15, 2014 at 11:50 pm

        I know! Ramon he’s gonna be all like “I like you” 0.0

      8. Ramon Almaraz April 15, 2014 at 11:51 pm

        Yeyi thanks a lot for that you jerk

      9. Yeyi Almaraz April 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm

        What it’s still day time Ramon lol xD

      10. Ramon Almaraz April 16, 2014 at 12:01 am

        Ok did you hear that Yeyi

      11. Yeyi Almaraz April 16, 2014 at 12:05 am

        Hear what?

      12. Tiago April 16, 2014 at 12:12 am

        I would like a sequel to the 2009 remake, but FF, please no.

      13. Brian L Griffith April 16, 2014 at 12:17 am

        It better not be one of those shit blair witch style films……

      14. Ramon Almaraz April 16, 2014 at 12:45 am

        The world coming to a end father

      15. Hez Kaminski April 16, 2014 at 2:33 am


      16. Marc Hughes April 16, 2014 at 4:02 am

        Kane Hodder back or GTFO

      17. Chris Dinney April 16, 2014 at 12:13 pm

        Please… OH PLEASE… Let this NOT be a ‘found footage’ film… :(

      18. Michael April 19, 2014 at 4:39 am

        Last thing we need is another shite found footage film. Can’t we get back to having GOOD Friday the 13th films? Hated the reboot

      19. Lucas Fernandez (@HeirofMetal) April 19, 2014 at 9:22 am

        i really hated the remake is just another slayer movie for dumb teenagers. if they do a Found-Footage style movie then i’m not even going to look the trailer. i don’t really know David Bruckner’s work but i saw VHS and is a shit of movie

      20. Michael Kruger April 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm

        I hate this franchise