[TV] New Friday the 13th TV Show May Be In The Works
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.13.2013
Similar to Smallville?
In an interview with Fearnet, Sean S. Cunningham, director of the original Friday the 13th and producer on several other films in the franchise, revealed that there may be plans for a new TV series based on the films.
The Friday the 13th brand originally had a show from 1987 to 1990, but it had nothing to do with Crystal Lake or Jason Voorhees. Here are highlights of the interview:
On what led to the blu-ray box set finally happening: "It started when Warner Bros. / New Line and Paramount decided to cooperate and co-finance the reboot of Friday the 13th, there was talk about putting all the discs together. I guess it took a couple of years, but they finally decided that it would be a good thing to have on the shelf and that it would be a win-win. I wasn't in the room, but that's how it was presented to me and it seemed like a really obvious, really good idea."
On the chances on another Freddy vs Jason: "I think the chances are good, for a couple of reasons, but I think it will ultimately be a marketing concept. Right now, I think the audience would have to start getting bored with the Friday… movie by itself or the Freddy movie by itself. I don't think it's going to happen in the next short period of time. Conceivably in five years. The other reason that I think it's a possibility is that we spent so much effort in trying to find a way to get the two of them together in a movie that was action-packed and unpredictable that we had lots of material that was unused. It becomes possible to use it, or at least basic ideas or structural ideas that are already in place. We don't have to start from scratch."
On another Friday the 13th movie: "I do. There will be another Friday the 13th, which will probably get shot in the spring. If it all goes as I would like, it would then be released at the beginning of 2015."
On other Friday the 13th projects, including a new TV show: "I think there will also be Friday the 13th: Crystal Lake Chronicles, which is sort of a Smallville. We've been on-again off-again with that for years and there are a bunch of great stories to be told, but I think the way that it's finally going to get delivered is not through a conventional television network, but through the Internet. I can't tell you who the delivery people will be, but it won't be the traditional route. There's also the possibility of webisodes, and I think we even have an idea for a terrific Friday the 13th video game. It's also more than just me saying, "You know, Friday the 13th would be a great series!" We've got a couple of really good writers that have been working and writing. It can't be just Jason killing someone new every week. That's not going to make it. [Laughs]"