The “Friday the 13th” franchise is in a state of limbo right now as the legal battle between producer Sean Cunningham and “Friday the 13th” writer Victor Miller has yet to be settled.
Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line currently have the distribution rights should another film go ahead, but we’re a while off from that happening. Platinum Dunes, who produced the 2009 reboot of the series, has been trying to get further installments off the ground but never got them to work.
Despite the additional legal hurdles they face though, producer Andrew Form tells We Got This Covered that Platinum Dunes is still committed with keeping the franchise alive:
“There’s a lawsuit going on and the rights are a little messed up. But rest assured, we are doing everything we can to be involved with that and we wholeheartedly believe that another version, another incarnation of Friday the 13th, needs to be made and brought out to the world.
We’re gonna do everything we can to do it. Every year, we look at the schedule and say, ‘When’s the next Friday the 13th? When can we have a movie ready?’ We love Jason and we hope we can make another one.
Friday the 13th is the one for us, because we were so close to filming that version about a year and a half ago, and we loved the screenplay we had and we were so close on that one. I think that’s the one out of everything we’ve done in the past… I think Jason is the one right now for us that we’d love to get our hands on.”
The lawsuit is having an impact elsewhere with the recent “Friday the 13th” video game cancelling all future DLC because of ongoing legal issues.