Shannon & Swift Pen Friday Remake

Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (“Spy Hunter,” “Freddy vs. Jason”) have been tapped to write the remake of the 1980 horror classic “Friday the 13th” for Platinum Dunes and New Line says Reuters.

The first film had the unstoppable hockey mask-wearing killer making only a brief appearance in the final frames. Jason didn’t even get his mask til the third film.

The remake however will focus on Jason – who will wear the mask and kill – and keep the famous setting of Crystal Lake.

Dunes is setting it up as a possible prestrike project.