Recently given a release date by New Line Cinema of February 13, 2009, word now comes that the film will not be a remake, as initially was suspected.
From Shock Till You Drop:
“It’s not a remake,” says our insider. Don’t even expect an origin tale – as some production listings around Hollywood are pegging it as. Imagine if there was a story to be told somewhere between parts two and four, just add water (from Camp Crystal Lake, duh), insert a leaner, meaner, faster Jason Voorhees, set to “blend” and you’ve got the recipe for what Dunes, writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift and director Marcus Nispel got cookin’.
Source: Shock Till You Drop