Published Oct 22, 2018This weekend, Halloween was brought back to the big screen, and it appears we could soon see another horror classic return to theatres, as talks are underway to reboot Friday the 13th.
As Deadline reports, LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment and Roy Lee's Vertigo Entertainment are in talks to revive the classic '80s slasher and its hockey mask-wearing maniac. According to the report, the project is in the very early stages, but meetings are now apparently underway with prospective writers and directors.
As Deadline points out, Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller recently regained the U.S. rights to the franchise thanks to copyright reclamation laws, and it was Miller who brought the project to Vertigo and SpringHill. After the original film, Miller reportedly sold off Friday the 13th for less than $10,000 USD, and he was then not involved with the franchise's multitude of sequels over the years.
The news of a Friday the 13th reboot comes as David Gordon Green's new Halloween film rakes in some impressive numbers at the box office. The film earned an estimated $77.5 million USD in ticket sales here in North American. It marks the second-highest horror opening of all time, coming in after last year's IT.