Jason cuts through your DMs in New Line Cinema’s “Friday the 13th” teaser
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Just a week after the original Friday 13 The director teased what appeared to be a long-awaited 13th installment in the franchise, film studio New Line Cinema is already hinting at what could very well be the return of horror icon Jason Vorhees to the screens of movie theater.
In a tongue-in-cheek Instagram post, the film studio posted a photo of a phone lock screen with a notification that “Jason Voorhees wants to message you.”
“Uh oh. What do you think Jason Voorhees wants?” New Line Cinema captioned the post.
Number 13 turned out to be a fluke, as it’s also the number of years that have passed since the franchise’s previous installment, with the 2009 reboot attempt. Friday 13.
Following a messy and lengthy court battle between the original Friday 13 director, Sean Cunningham, and the 1980 film’s screenwriter, Victor Miller, over various rights issues, it appears the pair have struck some sort of deal to finally let a follow-up film continue after development stalled at the course of the legal process. procedure.
This latest social media tease comes after Cunningham’s biography was updated on Cameo to include only a 13th Friday 13 the installment is “expected for next year”.
Although a judge ultimately ruled Miller owned the rights to the film’s original script, Cunningham still retains “the adult Jason Voorhees character,” according to Bloody Disgusting.
When you consider that the first movie’s killer was actually Jason’s mother, it makes perfect sense that the hulking hockey-mask-wearing character who became the main antagonist as the adult Jason in future episodes – for the films that were not written by Miller – would be considered an entirely different piece of intellectual property.