Finally Jason Voorhees Returns?
I have waited far too long for there to be a return to Camp Crystal Lake. Jason Voorhees may finally get his return. According to the The Hollywood Reporter the Friday the 13th franchise is returning to Paramount. With 5 years to enjoy the film rights something has to give. We can not endure yet another line of dvds. Below is the press release: Per THR: The original Friday was made in 1980 by producer Sean Cunningham with investments from Boston theater owners. Paramount got domestic distribution rights; Warners had international. Eventually, the rights reverted back to Cunningham, who took them to New Line Cinema in the 1990s as part of an attempt to jumpstart a Freddy vs. Jason movie (with the villain from A Nightmare on Elm Street). That process took more than 10 years, and in the meantime, New Line made two other Friday the 13th movies. When it came time for New Line, now part of Warner Bros., to develop a Friday remake/reboot, it was revealed that Paramount had certain rights to the original and had to be brought in as 50-50 partners. Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes ended up producing 2009's Friday the 13th, which grossed a respectable $91 million for Paramount and Warners on a budget of less than $20 million.
at 3:42 AM