With an on-going legal battle between the original screenwriter (Victor Miller) and producer Sean Cunningham the future of this particular franchise is up in the air to say the least. Production company Platinum Dunes however haven’t given up hope of resurrecting Jason Vorhees in another Friday 13th movie.
“There’s a lawsuit going on and the rights are a little messed up,” Andrew Form (Producer) tells We Got This Covered. “But rest assured, we are doing everything we can to be involved with that and we wholeheartedly believe that another version, another incarnation of Friday the 13th, needs to be made and brought out to the world.”
“Every year, we look at the schedule and say, ‘When’s the next Friday the 13th? When can we have a movie ready?’ We love Jason and we hope we can make another one. We were so close to filming that version about a year and a half ago, and we loved the screenplay we had and we were so close on that one. I think that’s the one out of everything we’ve done in the past… I think Jason is the one right now for us that we’d love to get our hands on.”
I quite admire the passion that Andrew portrays in this post. It’s rare to see in regards to films nowadays and it’ll be interesting to see what occurs in the near future.