The Sleepaway Camp franchise is getting ready to be rebooted, and the man behind it, Jeff Katz, is THE PERFECT person to be helping to make this happen! Read on for the first details!
According to Deadline, ex-Fox/New Line exec Jeff Katz is trying to inject new blood into the Sleepaway Camp franchise by reviving the summertime screamer for a new generation. He’s optioned remake rights from the original movie’s trio of makers and rights holders: writer/director-turned-lawyer Robert Hiltzik, producer Michele Tatosian, and actress Felissa Rose, who starred in the 1983 pic as Angela, the bullied teen protagonist whose summer turns into a bloodbath when a killer begins offing campers.
Producing alongside Hiltzik, Tatosian, and Rose, Katz aims to reboot the Sleepaway Camp mythos in a modern setting with a new film series that echoes its legacy and the psychosexual elements that made the first movie such a memorable cult favorite.
Meanwhile, Shout Factory used the Halloween holiday to announce that it will release the original pic to Blu-ray for the first time in the spring of 2014.
Celebrate by dangling your favorite penis – your own or otherwise – and screaming maniacally!
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