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Damian Shannon and Mark Swift have been tapped to write “Friday the 13th,” the remake of the horror classic being produced by Platinum Dunes for New Line.
Paramount released the original “Friday” in 1980, making Jason — the unstoppable hockey mask-wearing killer — a horror icon, though the serial killer made only a brief appearance in the final frames of the first movie and never killed anyone. Jason didn’t even don the famous mask until the third movie.
The remake, however, will focus on Jason — who will wear the mask and kill — and keep the famous setting of Crystal Lake.
Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing.
Paramount and MTV Films also are involved with the project.
The duo’s boarding pumps a blood transfusion into the remake, setting it up as a possible prestrike project. The writers are no strangers to Jason, having penned 2003’s “Freddy vs. Jason,” the killer’s last big-screen appearance. That film grossed more than $82 million domestically.
Shannon and Swift’s other collaborative credits include “Hawaiian Dick” and “Power and Glory” at New Line and Universal’s “Spy Hunter.”
Shannon and Swift are repped by CAA, Magnet Management and Colden, McKuin and Frankel.
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