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A killer idea: 'Friday the 13th' series, reboot in the works

Jason fans rejoice, for “Friday the 13th” is slated to return in full force. David Bruckner is reportedly being targeted for a “Friday the 13th” remake, carving a new notch in the slasher reboot belt. Horror franchises tend to enjoy lengthy runs, and eventually are blessed with remakes. Familiar villains Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Leatherface have returned for at least one restart, thus it’s only fitting everyone’s favorite hockey-masked killer leap into action. Interestingly, Jason returned to the big-screen in 2009, but it seems as though Mr. Voorhees is receiving the “Hulk” treatment, and viewers are expected to forget the botched first attempt.

Friday the 13th series, reboot
Friday the 13th series, reboot
Photo by David Livingston

In addition to a possible “Friday the 13th” box office release, a small screen counterpart is in the works as well. Sean S. Cunningham, producer and director behind the original “Friday the 13th” franchise, is set to produce the series. His leadership and involvement should assuage Jason fans. Notably, the series marks the continued trend of television-cinema crossovers. On-going projects include ABC’s “Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and NBC’s “Hannibal.”

While Jason’s debut on television sets should be groundbreaking, he’s not the first slasher to hack his way onto TV. 1988 saw Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) in a shortlived series “Freddy’s Nightmares.” Unfortunately the show didn’t center entirely on Freddy, but thankfully Englund offered his acting prowess and humor, enough to satiate any horror fan. Is this the news you’ve been waiting for, or should the show and film be axed? Leave a comment below to jumpstart the discussion.