Bay's Platinum Backs the Next Jason Flick

by | February 14, 2006 | Comments

We heard a few New Line rumblings last week that indicated a new "Friday the 13th" flick was being tossed together to hit a release date of Friday, October 13th, 2006. Now comes word from Variety that Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes shingle will be behind Jason Voorhees’ origin story.

"Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes shingle is coming aboard to produce the 11th outing in the sturdy "Friday the 13th" franchise for New Line.

Studio’s hoping to fast-track the project — centered on the origins of the Jason Voorhees character — so that the pic can be released three weeks before Halloween on Friday, Oct. 13. Bay will produce with Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.

New Line’s hired Mark Wheaton ("Son of the Morning Star") to pen the script."

Looks to be a crowded October for the horror fans: Jason will have to share time with Lionsgate’s "Saw 3," Sony’s "The Grudge 2," and New Line’s own "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning." Come to think of it, why would Bay bankroll a flick and plan to open it one week after his other cash-happy franchise? (My prediction is that the TCM prequel gets bumped before Jason’s does.)

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