Last year's Halloween reboot/sequel brought back not only Jamie Lee Curtis but horror fans as well, with the movie grossing over $250 million worldwide. Now the producers behind the film want to revitalize another horror movie icon and put their own spin on the Friday the 13th franchise.
Halloween producer Ryan Turek revealed that both he, and Jason Blum - one of the biggest names in the genre over the last decade - would love to get a chance to visit Camp Crystal Lake.
Given the success of the new Halloween film and Blumhouse Productions recent success within the horror genre, fans have been asking which franchise will be revitalized next? Turek knows what he would pick. "Without question, at the top of my list would be Friday the 13th," he told ComicBook.com during an interview for the Blu-ray release. It's now been 16 years since Freddy vs. Jason and 10 since the Platinum Dunes reboot that failed to gain traction with fans. As for the Friday the 13th franchise proper, the last installment - Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan - turns 30 this year.
"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." Turek explained. "I mean, there's all sorts of stuff going on not [just] with the video game, but legal stuff."
What he's referring to is a dispute over who owns the rights to Jason Voorhees and the franchise as a whole. Paramount did the eight original movies, with New Line Cinema taking over with Jason Goes to Hell. In recent years, the films' rights have become murkier, and it's stalled a few different attempts at a new film.
Jason Blum, however, has really made a name for himself since the last F13 movie came out in 2009. He produced franchises like Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious and Sinister, which all showed an ability to turn a big profit on a manageable budget with an unknown property. Additionally, aside from just box office success, Blumhouse has a lot of credibility with hardcore horror fans as a result of putting out high-quality genre films like Get Out, Split, Happy Death Day, Hush and of course, Halloween.
Available now on Blu-ray and DVD, Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script written with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, with Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney sharing the role of Michael Myers. The film is executive produced and scored by John Carpenter.