Bay boards next ‘Friday’

Jason returns for New Line

Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes shingle is coming aboard to produce the 11th outing in the sturdy “Friday the 13th” franchise for New Line.

Studio’s hoping to fast-track the project — centered on the origins of the Jason Voorhees character — so that the pic can be released three weeks before Halloween on Friday, Oct. 13. Bay will produce with Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.

New Line’s hired Mark Wheaton (“Son of the Morning Star”) to pen the script. Studio prexy Toby Emmerich is overseeing along with execs Cale Boyter and Jeff Katz.

The original “Friday the 13th” — set at a reopened camp that had closed 20 years earlier — took nearly $40 million in domestic grosses in 1980. That’s still the best domestic performance in the series, although New Line’s spinoff pic “Freddy vs. Jason” was a solid success in 2003, with $82 million domestic.

Platinum Dunes, which Bay launched in 2001 as a low-budget horror specialist, produced New Line’s 2003 remake of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and its upcoming “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.”

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