The Friday the 13th reboot made a big splash in February 2009 when it premiered to $41 million. It arguably made an even bigger splash the next weekend when it dropped an astounding 80%. But hey, if you can score that opening weekend, you will keep finding work. Friday the 13th writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift are even promoted to directors on their next project, an untitled horror pitch they sold to paramount. Details are under wraps, but Heat Vision says the story is set in high school, the most terrifying of all settings. Shannon and Swift* also wrote Freddy vs. Jason—given such experience with horror icons, I wonder if they’ll try to introduce one of their own.
The duo is now at work on the script for their directorial debut. Mary Parent (Role Models) is producing through her Disruption Entertainment banner.
*Now that’s a fantastic screenwriting duo name.