With the arrival of (their version of) The Hitcher, Platinum Dunes producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller have started making the junket rounds, and that's how the Bloody Disgusting boys were able to ask the filmmakers if that long-rumoredFriday the 13thremake is still moving forward. And the answer seems to be ... yes.

"We're working on a script right now and I think next year, maybe end of the year we will have it out. Jonathan Liebesman is still attached, but he's got a lot of things rolling around. If he's available when we have the script we'd love to work with him again."

Liebesman is the gentleman who directed both Darkness Falls and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning -- and if that's all it takes to become an in-demand director these days, heck, I'm in the wrong business. To be fair, he also helmed the short Rings, which is notable in that it's about ten times better than The Ring Two.

In related news, it seems that Paramount Pictures might be back in the Jason Voorhees business. BD.com further reports that when the new Friday arrives, it will be as a co-production between New Line Cinema and Paramount Pictures. Hardcore horror geeks are well aware that Paramount dropped Jason after 1988's Manhattan disaster, thereby giving New Line the ability to churn out Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X and Freddy vs. Jason. No specific word on how/why Paramount will be involved in the series again, but ... does it really matter?
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