As I am sure the majority of you are aware, the last time we had a TV series carrying the FRIDAY the 13th moniker, it had nothing to do with our buddy Jason or anything else that made the Friday the 13th title a household name. That is about to change.
DEADLINE is reporting that a deal has been struck to bring Jason to our living rooms every week, you ready for the details?
According to DEADLINE Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment have inked a deal that will bring the director of the original film Sean S. Cunningham on board as executive producer and Bill Basso and Jordu Schell are already hard at work getting the script in order. Jason will be in the series but will be “re-imagined” in different time periods. I think that means we will jump around from young outcast Jason to Hockey masked Jason as things progress, that’s just my guess though – no confirmation just me thinking out loud. The show will take place in the present and will deal with the folks now living around Crystal Lake as they deal with good old Jason.
So, what do you think about this? Great idea, horrible idea? I’d be lying if I didn’t say that the geek in me is secretly squealing with joy but we’ll see if this thing even gets off the ground.
Bring on the mayhem I say!!!
With my luck, having only basic cable, it will be airing on a channel I don’t get, like HBO, Showtime, the Movie Channel, or something.