Blumhouse has produced its fair share of reboots and remakes including Black Christmas, Halloween, The Invisible Man, and The Craft. And today, Blumhouse head honcho Jason Blum says he’d still like to reboot Friday the 13th.
Blum tells CinePop: “I’d love to do Friday the 13th. I’d do it as a movie.”
Unfortunately, the series is stuck in an endless loop of legal battles between director Sean S. Cunningham and screenwriter Victor Miller so who knows when the rights will clear up and we’ll see more Jason Voorhees and Camp Crystal Lake.
We’ll continue to keep you updated though. Stay tuned.
Here’s the movie’s synopsis if you didn’t already know: Crystal Lake’s history of murder doesn’t deter counselors from setting up a summer camp in the woodsy area. Superstitious locals warn against it, but the fresh-faced young people — Jack (Kevin Bacon), Alice (Adrienne King), Bill (Harry Crosby), Marcie (Jeannine Taylor) and Ned (Mark Nelson) — pay little heed to the old-timers. Then they find themselves stalked by a brutal killer. As they’re slashed, shot and stabbed, the counselors struggle to stay alive against a merciless opponent.
The film sports a 64% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Rather quaint by today’s standards, Friday the 13th still has its share of bloody surprises and a ’70s-holdover aesthetic to slightly compel.