A spine-chilling rendition of Friday the 13th is in store for all horror fans. Bloody Disgusting reports that Sean S. Cunningham is in the process of “getting his own Friday the 13th reboot off the ground.” Cunningham is the innovator and foreseer of the original Friday the 13th that dropped in 1968.
A writer and actor named Jeff Locker spoke about how he met Cunningham on the set of The Night Driver. Often, the two would share ideas. But one, in particular, sparked a conversation about a reboot of Friday the 13th.
“Sean hired me to do a rewrite on The Night Driver, and after working closely with director Jeremy Weiss and him on that, we naturally got to talking about Friday the 13th and House.
Jeremy and I pitched our dream reboot of Friday the 13th – with Sean’s blessing to keep developing it with him. Obviously, the prequel TV series has reignited interest about a new film so we’re hoping the surrounding excitement will inspire both sides to come together and give us Jason on the big screen again for the first time in 14 years, but we also have a Plan B for a sequel to the original we think fans will absolutely love and should avoid any legal entanglements.”
When Locker mentions distancing himself from misconduct, he’s referring to when the first movie’s scriptwriter, Victor Miller, won rights to the script and characters. However, he wasn’t given a pass for the title or Jason Voorhees’s semblance.