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Hello, Jana here,
I love a good slasher movie. I love when the air gets cooler, days get dark earlier and I’m curled up inside the house with windows open, some candles lit and watching someone’s newest vision of whatever maniac of the moment is on my screen. Sometimes the more they remake a slasher, the better they end up being. Of course I’m a giant fan of bad movies, bad horror films to be exact. Now I see one of my favorite horror series ‘Friday the 13th‘ is being courted for not only a remake, but a remake of platform as well. This isn’t another movie version we’re talking about, this will be developed into a 1-hour long TV show.
Sean S. Cunningham, the director responsible for the original film in 1980 will serve as one of the executive producers of the new show. No matter how crazy this new venture sounds, I think the part that is most coconuts is that this will be the second ‘Friday The 13th‘ regular series. The first aired from 1987-1990 and starred Louis Robey, Chris Wiggins, John D. Lemay, that storyline was completely unconnected to the original films.
This time around the show takes place at Crystal Lake where Jason Voorhees began his murderous lifestyle in the original film. This time around the show will focus on the eclectic characters that make up the residents of Crystal Lake and how they’re forced to confront the return of the killer. New secrets about Voorhees’ defunct family will come to the surface. The series will be set in present time with a lot of flashbacks to be expected. There are no other details about when it’s going to be ready or who will star.
Cunningham had this to say about the show: “Jason Voorhees is synonymous with the genre and we plan to build on this legacy with a provocative and compelling take that expands upon the storylines that have already thrilled millions worldwide,”Also producing is Horror Inc. president Robert Barsamian who added: “Expect the show to take viewers in some exciting new directions that we’re confident will not only excite existing fans of Friday The 13th but also attract new audiences to the situations and characters that inhabit the small town of Crystal Lake.”
With the new film featuring a found-footage angle and a TV series for the small screen. Hollywood is definitely not through with Jason Voorhees yet!