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Jason Blum Wants to Remake ‘Friday the 13th’

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Blumhouse may get to remake another iconic slasher franchise

Jason Voorhees may get the chance to slash into theaters once again.

After legal issues prevented any new installments of the Friday the 13th movies from being made, there may be a glimmer of hope that the franchise will return. The last installment in the 80s slasher series was the 2009 remake that was produced by Michael Bay. A sequel was long in the making, but due to the disappointing results of the first film and legal issues, the film never came to fruition. Now, having worked to bring back iconic horror franchises with Halloween and The Exorcist, Jason Blum is looking to take a stab at Friday the 13th with his own remake. 

Jason Blum’s Take

Friday the 13th has been a passion project of producer Jason Blum’s for years. During an interview with Collider, Blum reinstates his ambition to bring the franchise back to the big screen. “[Friday the 13th] is not a Blumhouse project, but I’m trying to will it into being one. It’s just a piece of IP I’ve always loved.”

Blumhouse is known for its low-budget approach to horror films, with some of its films turning huge profits for the studio. Some of their major hits have included The Purge franchise, Happy Death Day, 2018’s Halloween, The Black Phone, Get Out, The Invisible Man, and Five Nights at Freddy’s. Their next film is the supernatural horror film Imaginary, which will be released on March 8. 

Blum continued in the interview, “And James Wan and Atomic Monster are very passionate about it, and I think we would have them shepherd it for us. That would be a lot of fun.”

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'Friday the 13th: Part 3' | Image: Paramount Pictures

Crystal Lake

Currently, a new Friday the 13th project is in the works in the form of a series. Bryan Fuller, known for working on shows such as Heroes, Hannibal, and Star Trek: Discovery, is shepherding a series titled Crystal Lake. He is currently signed on as the showrunner, executive producer, and writer. A24 is producing the series, with Crystal Lake expected to debut on Peacock later this year. 

The show has been described as an “expanded prequel” to the original Friday the 13th franchise. Whether or not this could hinder the production of a new film has not been released, but if a movie were ever to be made, it seems unlikely that it would have direct connections to the Peacock series. 

Friday the 13th is currently streaming on Max.

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Kevin Bacon in 'Friday the 13th' | Image: Paramount Pictures

‘Friday the 13th’ (2009) Warner Bros. Pictures Official Trailer

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Mason Kupiainen is a recent Butler University graduate with a degree in Creative Media and Entertainment. His work has been published in Butler Collegiate, The Mall, and Byte BSU. Along with written work, he has a videography portfolio with Indy Blue Video, Byte BSU, and Ball Bearings.
Matt Keyser is a recent graduate of Cal State Fullerton University with a bachelor's in Communications-Journalism. He is a freelance entertainment reporter with a focus on film and television. As a former senior programming coordinator for the Newport Beach Film Festival, Matt's experience with critiquing narratives and documentaries has helped showcase his passion for television and cinema through his writing.