Jason Voorhees Getting His Own “Friday The 13th” TV Series?

April 24, 20140 Comments

While Platinum Dunes works on their new reboot for 2015, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment have inked a deal to produce a new hourlong series based upon the characters and settings of Friday The 13th.

Bill Basso (Terminator) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) have been set to write a screenplay with “a storyline that re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods.”

The series is contemporary, focusing on the eclectic characters of Crystal Lake who are forced to confront the return of the killer, as new secrets about his wacky family are revealed.

Roy Knyrim (Gods and Monsters) of SOTA FX will coordinate the special make-up effects for the series.

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,” explained Sean S. Cunningham. Robert Barsamian 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.

Sean S. Cunningham, who directed the 1980 original, will executive produce along with EFO Films principals Randall Emmett & George Furla, Dan Farrands, Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Steve B. Harris of Diversion3 Entertainment, and Ted Fox of Fox Entertainment. Also producing is Horror Inc. president Robert Barsamian, who produced the features. The series was conceived by Daniel Farrands & Geoff Garrett.

Concerning Platinum Dunes 2015 reboot, David Bruckner, who wrote and directed the “Amateur Night” segment in V/H/S, is directing for Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes.

Platinum Dunes principals Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, and Michael Bay, who produced 2009′s Friday the 13th, are also returning.

Paramount has scheduled the next installment to hit theaters on Friday, March 13th, 2015.

What do you think about a reboot film and a TV series? Too much?

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