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.)

Tag Cloud

ESPN TLC X-Men TV Land Thanksgiving Fantasy 2017 thriller based on movie Food Network TV Calendar Countdown AMC El Rey Infographic SDCC Certified Fresh Dark Horse Comics Emmys FOX Esquire Drama ABC Family Sundance ITV TCM Masterpiece E! Martial Arts PaleyFest discovery Showtime Year in Review Sneak Peek Logo biography Spring TV sitcom Winners aliens Polls and Games FXX Bravo Musical Reality Competition Toys The CW CBS Tumblr USA historical drama Crackle GoT psycho DC Comics Character Guide BET Podcast cooking YA Horror TCA comiccon Mystery Oscars dramedy DirecTV RT History Grammys Action MSNBC Comedy Central Syfy Writers Guild of America Tomatazos VICE Cartoon Network Sci-Fi IFC Teen Rom-Com TBS boxoffice 24 frames Lionsgate Hulu Premiere Dates Lifetime Star Trek Comic Book Freeform Holidays Nominations NBC singing competition Schedule Opinion GLAAD Biopics Box Office Set visit Mary Tyler Moore Super Bowl Fall TV A&E Star Wars TNT BBC Best and Worst VH1 MTV Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt OWN Disney Channel BBC America Mindy Kaling sports social media police drama Starz Winter TV First Look vampires Extras Pop Universal Musicals CMT Rock 2015 Interview Nat Geo The Arrangement Netflix Disney Summer Red Carpet Ellie Kemper crime LGBTQ Rocky CBS All Access SundanceTV Photos Marathons TCA 2017 FX period drama Watching Series Kids & Family travel TIFF Superheroes cinemax crime thriller Election Trailer composers crime drama Cosplay GIFs 007 American Society of Cinematographers Awards Fox News CNN Music Comedy Amazon TruTV PBS 2016 diversity serial killer Video Games cops Nickelodeon supernatural science fiction adventure technology politics NYCC ABC Animation docudrama WGN Reality HBO Pirates war APB History Marvel Ghostbusters Trivia zombie Adult Swim harry potter President Country Valentine's Day