A Friday the 13th sequel is about as inevitable as death and taxes.
Even though the 2009 remake — while slickly made — lacked a lot of the sleeves-up horror punch of the original Paramount series, it wasn’t an outright embarrassment.
(In no way a series killer anyway.)
Now according to a report from FearNET, the next Friday the 13th sequel and even a series are being prepped for a possible 2015 release.
When asked what he had on the horizon, series creator Sean S. Cunningham said, “There will be another Friday the 13th, which will probably get shot in the spring. If it all goes as I would like, it would then be released at the beginning of 2015.”
So far, so good, Jason fans. Luckily, he didn’t stop there. Cunningham verified that it would be a “fresh story” from the 2009 remake though he admitted “it’s hard to know” whether any of the existing reboot characters would turn up.
Following that reveal, he dropped another bombshell.
“I think there will also be Friday the 13th: Crystal Lake Chronicles, which is sort of a Smallville,” Cunningham said. “We’ve been on-again off-again with that for years and there are a bunch of great stories to be told, but I think the way that it’s finally going to get delivered is not through a conventional television network, but through the Internet.”
Cunningham continued: “I can’t tell you who the delivery people will be, but it won’t be the traditional route. There’s also the possibility of webisodes, and I think we even have an idea for a terrific Friday the 13th video game.”
Cunningham then agreed that a Crystal Lake Chronicles series sounded like “something tailor-made for someone like Netflix.”
“Yeah, it does,” he said. “It’s also more than just me saying, ‘You know, Friday the 13th would be a great series!’ We’ve got a couple of really good writers that have been working and writing. It can’t be just Jason killing someone new every week. That’s not going to make it.”
(Obviously, Cunningham hasn’t met many of us fans. We would totally pay to see Jason kill someone every week. But story is appreciated!)
We’ve certainly still got a soft spot for ol’ Jason Voorhees. The deformed killer hiding behind his trusty hockey mask recently made our 20 most frightening horror movie killers list and he continues to inspire the horror genre with the most recent descendant being Victor Crowley from the Hatchet series.
Would you like to see yet another Friday the 13th sequel, and what are your thoughts on a Netflix-type series?