Friday the 13th Loses Director, Gains Writer

The second reboot of the “Friday the 13th” franchise can’t seem to catch a break. A few weeks after it was announced that the project was being pushed back yet again to January 13th 2017 comes word on what might have caused the delay.

The Wrap kicked things off by saying that director David Bruckner (“The Signal,” “VHS”) is no longer attached to the project, and that the producers want to rework the script so they let him go to allow him to pursue other gigs.

As a result of that, Variety adds that “Prisoners” and “Contraband” scribe Aaron Guzikowski has been entered negotiations to write the script. Guzikowski would take over from “Hannibal” scribe Nick Antosca.

The previous reboot of the franchise, 2009’s “Friday the 13th,” was the last entry in the series to see a theatrical release. A new “Friday the 13th” television series is currently in development for The CW.