Blumhouse Productions could be rebooting the Friday the 13th horror franchise. The studio fueled speculation regarding the return of Jason Voorhees when it secured three release dates for projects at Universal, including one that falls on a, you guessed it, Friday 13th.
The studio announced that untitled projects would be released on May 31, 2019, and January 3, 2020. Most notable, though, is the untitled film that was initially set for September 6, 2019, only to be shifted to December 13, 2019, which falls on a Friday. While no details have been forthcoming as to the nature of these projects, fans immediately began connecting dots to studio founder Jason Blum's past interest in the franchise.
Blum, famous for bringing the Paranormal Activity and Insidious series to life, recently let his interest in the franchise be known, in no uncertain terms. "You know, I really wanted to do Friday the 13th," Blum said while promoting Insidious: The Last Key. "I would love to do that movie. Maybe someday we’ll get to do that one."
The Friday the 13th franchise has spawned a long list of sequels and spinoffs since its debut in 1980. Marcus Nispel already directed one reboot in 2009, and another reboot was poised to be released last year from Paramount, but it never saw the light of day.