One of the biggest horror-related disappointments of 2017 was the cancellation of a previously greenlit Friday the 13th reboot, one that was supposed to have come to fruition months ago. While the project’s leaked script proved it would have been a hot mess of a Jason Voorhees origin story, it’s nonetheless something Friday fans have been clamoring about for years. It’s beyond ironic that one of the most powerful horror properties of the 20th century hasn’t been able to take hold in the 2000s.
If anyone can breathe new life back into the Friday the 13th franchise, it’s indie maverick Jason Blum, whose Blumhouse Productions has become a genre powerhouse over the past decade +. He’s currently working his magic on a Halloween reboot (slated for release this October), so it seems natural that horror fans would trust him with another classic property.
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Best of all, rebooting Friday is something Blum would genuinely like to do.
Per Dark Universe:
While recently taking part in an interview with CinePOP for Insidious: The Last Key, the producer revealed that he would love to one day tackle Friday the 13th.
“Besides Halloween? You know, I really wanted to do Friday the 13th. I would love to do that movie. Maybe someday we’ll get do to that one,” said Blum.
If Blumhouse gets their hands on Friday the 13th, it could lead to another feature fans have been begging for: A crossover featuring Jason Voorhees vs Michael Myers! For now, however, it’s all just a pipe dream.