Newswire: Frank Marshall teams up with Friday The 13th writers for Goonies-style slasher film
DreamWorks and Frank Marshall (Arachnophobia, Alive) are developing a horror-thriller-comedy called Cropsey, according to Variety. Cropsey will center on a group of adolescents at a summer camp haunted by an urban legend that dates back to the colonial period. DreamWorks is currently in negotiations to acquire a pitch for the film from Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg, who are also set to write the screenplay.
Naing and Goldberg are no stranger to terrorizing a summer camp: They previously wrote the 2009 reboot of Friday The 13th, which presented some good ideas—including a fantastic opening sequence that felt reverential and new all at the same time—but failed to sate the Jason Voorhees fan base. (They also just sold a screenplay about author H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, to Amazon.)
Marshall seems like a perfect match for the project, which Variety describes as “Amblin-esque” with a mix of …