The latest Halloween film from last year did a decent job at bringing slasher movies back into the mainstream for moviegoers. While it was extremely successful, it still isn’t enough to satisfy most horror fans. Some just can’t get enough of the genre – which means there’s plenty of other fare they’d love to see rebooted. This includes the Friday the 13th franchise, and Halloween producer Ryan Turek has agreed he’d love to see Jason Voorhees back on the big screen.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, he explained,
“Without question, at the top of my list would be Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th would be the franchise that I would love to work on next. Jason Blum shares that same passion. That is something that is unfortunately complicated. I mean, there’s all sorts of stuff going on not [just] with the video game, but legal stuff. But, if it came our way, I mean I would be on cloud nine. It would be absolutely incredible to do. I feel a little bit smoother, because, I think there are only a few promises you’d need to make when it comes to Friday the 13th. That’s, you know, you gotta deliver on a summer camp. You gotta deliver on counselors. You gotta deliver on Jason Voorhees.”
It’d definitely make sense for Ryan Turek to work on Friday the 13th. Jason Blum who produced Halloween with his Blumhouse Productions similarly voiced a desire to reboot Friday the 13th. Obviously the two would work together again and while Halloween has been a little divisive among fans, I think Friday the 13th would be a lot easier to revive.
Unfortunately the current lawsuits and legal issues make all of that difficult, but that doesn’t mean they’ll never be resolved. Friday the 13th and Jason Voorhees will return one way or another. It’s just a matter of time.