The hockey-masked Jason Voorhees just cannot be killed. He is set to be revived once again now that Paramount has re-acquired the rights to the beloved zombie slasher. In a deal with Warner Bros., Paramount has acquired the rights to Friday the 13th and South Park in a move to share profits on Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi epic Interstellar.
Essentially, Warner Bros. traded Friday the 13th and South Park to make a poop ton of money on Nolan’s next film.
Ok, so now that the business stuff is out of the way, what does that mean for Jason? Personally, I hope it is not a sequel to the 2009 reboot but a straight up numbered installment in the franchise. Yes, I want to see Friday the 13th XI. No Freddy this time, even though Freddy vs. Jason was awesome-sauce.
While I wouldn’t be totally against a sequel to the 2009 reboot, I would rather see old school, CGI-less gore in a traditional film in the franchise. Am I being old fashioned? Probably. But that’s what I want. What do you think? Do you think that a Friday the 13th film will fly nowadays? Speak your piece below!
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- Jason and Friday the 13th Are Coming Home to Paramount (dreadcentral.com)