No slasher franchise ever truly dies, so this next bit of news should come as no surprise: “Friday the 13th” is indeed being revived once again by Paramount Pictures, potentially with director Breck Eisner at the helm. The news comes from Deadline, as does the fact that this reboot of the franchise (its second since 2009) is expected next year.
As it did with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes will produce the film. This next go-round will, coincidentally, be the 13th standalone installment in the long-running series, which first debuted in 1980 and is led by the machete-wielding, hockey mask–wearing Jason Voorhees.
Eisner’s most recent film is 2015’s “The Last Witch Hunter”; he previously directed “The Crazies” (itself a remake) and “Sahara.” Elsewhere in the slasher world, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (whose most recent reboot came out a mere six years ago) is likewise being rebooted and another “Halloween” sequel is in the works as well.