Blumhouse wants to bring Friday the 13th — which hasn’t had a movie in well over a decade — back to the big screen.
The dispute over ownership of the Friday the 13th is one of the most storied in horror movie history. And while things have settled over the last few years, there’s another studio that wants in on the action. Blumhouse — the studio behind the new Halloween trilogy and this month’s The Exorcist sequel Believer — is interested in making Friday the 13th the focus of their next big project.
Speaking with Inverse, Blumhouse producer Ryan Turek said that Friday the 13th is definitely in the studio’s crosshairs (perhaps via a speargun?). “Jason [Blum] and I are definitely in agreement that Friday the 13th is the thing we would love to get our hands on. I really want to go back to the basics. You don’t need too many ingredients for a Friday the 13th film. You need summer camp, you need campers, and you need Jason Vorhees in a mask.” Jason Blum has previously expressed interest in acquiring rights to Friday the 13th.
As for the level of excitement at Blumhouse over the potential to resurrect the Friday the 13th franchise, he added, “Listen, I’ve gone on the record saying Halloween is the ultimate slasher film for me. That’s my favorite slasher film of all time. But Friday the 13th as a franchise is one that I just bow down to. I just love everything about it. And if we were able to live in both worlds, like we do with Halloween, then to be able to live at Crystal Lake for a while would be so incredible.”
There hasn’t been a new Friday the 13th movie since the awful 2009 reboot. And while a Friday the 13th TV series (no, not *that* one) is planned, with original final girl Adrienne King set for a recurring role, it really does feel like something Blumhouse may as well tackle. After all, before it went completely off the rails, David Gordon Green’s Halloween movies were looking like proper continuations of the stories and characters. And soon fans will need more Jason Voorhees, as Gun Media’s Friday the 13th video game’s own license will expire this year.
What do you think? Would Friday the 13th be a good property for Blumhouse to tackle next?
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/friday-the-13th-is-dream-project-for-blumhouse/