Friday the 13th
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Development of the upcoming instalment in the popular and long-running "Friday the 13th" film franchise has been moving slowly. But according to producer Brad Fuller, the team is now "on the right track to make the movie the right way."

During his recent interview while promoting "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2," Fuller shared an update on the next film in the slasher franchise, calling it a great script.

"We have a great writer — Aaron Guzikowski is writing the script. Aaron wrote 'Prisoners.' He's a better writer than we deserve for this franchise. He's fantastic," Fuller told This is Infamous. "The script that he has come up with is really great, and we got it a couple weeks ago. We gave our notes to Aaron, the studio gave their notes to Aaron, and we're waiting for the script to come back."

Addressing the delay in production of the film, Fuller said: "Yes, there have been false starts – some of them self-created. I didn't want to do a found footage version of that movie, and there were some people who wanted that to happen. As long as that was the case, I was dragging my feet because I thought we'd get killed. And it just didn't feel like the right way to make the movie. We are on the right track now to make the movie the right way." reports that the next "Friday the 13th" movie is scheduled for release on Jan. 13, 2017. The last film in the series was released in 2009.