Although a streaming series has been in development for Peacock since late last year, there is a reboot Friday the 13th because the big screen has proven to be a tougher nut to crack.
It’s been 14 years since Jason Voorhees donned his signature hockey mask and decimated a gaggle of defenseless idiots in brutal and bloody fashion, but legal and contractual bureaucracy has consistently thwarted any attempts to reinstate what was once one of hockey’s greatest and greatest players to invent the most prolific franchises in all of horror.
Blumhouse, however, has long cast amorous glances toward the hockey-masked killer in an interview with Inverse Veteran producer Ryan Turek has doubled, tripled and quadrupled his production again Friday the 13th be at the top of the wish list.
“Jason [Blum] and I definitely agree with that Friday the 13th is what we would like to get our hands on. I really want to go back to basics. You don’t need too many ingredients for one Friday the 13th Movie. You need summer camp, you need campers, and you need Jason Voorhees in a mask. Listen, I put it on the record Halloween is for me the ultimate slasher film.
This is my favorite slasher film of all time. But Friday the 13th as a franchise is something I just bow down to. I just love everything about it. And if we were able to live in both worlds, like we do on Halloween, then it would be incredible to be able to live at Crystal Lake for a while.”
Already revitalized Halloween through a polarizing trilogy, with The Exorcist: Believer Next Friday the 13th, launching in a few weeks, would complete something of a trifecta for Blumhouse, so you’d best check out this space.