The Future of Friday the 13th
Remember the last Friday The 13th movie? You probably don't but it was released in 2009 under Paramount Pictures, and also produced by Michael Bay & his Platinum Dunes production company. For my money, it was actually the best Jason film released in years, the opening sequence was fire starting off with Jason witnessing his mother get killed and it got straight to the point from there, we finally got a chance to see Jason Voorhees become the killing machine he is, Jason was setting bear traps, running after his victims, throwing axes and everything, his signature kill were better than the corny yet hilarious shit we seen from the past, but that's what makes the older movies comedies to me.
Ever since 2009 there has been talks about a sequel, remake, reboot or whatever the hell the studio is trying to do with the franchise, to me, it sounds like a bunch of bullshit and for many reasons, and here's the reason I say that, it's been 8 years since we seen Jason on the big screen, how hard is it to really make a Friday The 13th movie? All you need is a simple plot that revolves 6-7 dumb college kids, that 1 damn police officer that shows up when everybody is damn near dead and that one creepy old person who owns a diner or gas station that knows everything about the Jason/Camp Crystal Lake situation but doesn't inform the kids about it, the creep will tell them is dumb shit like "he doesn't like visitors" then just walks away without telling the full story. That's all you need to revive the franchise, the latest information about the next installment was that the film was supposed to be found footage, then the story would go deep into Jason's family specifically his father, and even to a mythological point where the premise would explain why Jason keeps coming back from the dead, we don't want to see none of that, us die-hard Friday
The 13th fans just want to see the typical slasher horror with a little new spin to it, here's a little idea for the people in the writers that have no clue what they're doing, why not this time make Jason go after college kids on winter break, you put Voorhees in the snow this time and the visuals for his killing scenes would be amazing, it has to happen at some point, why not now.
Recently, the new Friday The 13th has been delayed indefinitely, production was ready to go in February then all of a sudden the project died out, with the release slated for October this year, that's now out the picture all we have now to wait for is the Friday The 13th video game, which looks great from the gameplay videos but who know when we're getting the film now. I don't know what's going on over at Paramount but if they don't want to keep the Friday The 13th rights then please give it back to New Line and keep Platinum Dunes involved, we need to see Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash also, strictly based off the comic, and if not just New Line then bring him over to Blumhouse. Blumhouse has been successful off of low budget horror movies for some time now, they can turn a $4 million budget film into a $100 million success, wanna know what movie that was recently? Get Out. So yes all the next Jason film needs is $4-$10 million budget, and a simple plot (mines of course), it's time to see Jason reign back on the big screen protecting his home in Camp Crystal Lake.