Breck Eisner may soon be heading to Camp Crystal Lake.
EW has confirmed that the Last Witch Hunter director is in talks to tackle Paramount Pictures’ upcoming reboot of Friday the 13th. Previously, David Bruckner (VHS) was attached to direct, but he dropped out in December.
Little is known so far about the 13th film in the Friday the 13th series, but it’s expected to once again focus on the notorious Jason Voorhees and his penchant for hockey mask murder. The most recent installment hit the screen in 2009, directed by Marcus Nispel and starring Jared Padalecki. That Friday the 13th was released by Warner Bros. and New Line, but Paramount acquired the rights to the franchise a few years ago.
Michael Bay is producing the new Friday the 13th as part of his production company Platinum Dunes, along with Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. An official release date has yet to be announced, but it’s expected to hit screens in 2017.
In addition to directing The Last Witch Hunter, Eisner is known for his 2010 horror film The Crazies and 2005’s Sahara.
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham, the original Friday the 13th debuted in 1980, introducing the menacing Jason as he terrorized a group of teenagers. Since then, the original film has spawned spin-off films, novels, and a TV series, raking in a franchise total of $381 million at the domestic box office.