Sean S. Cunningham, the original producer of the ‘Friday The 13th’ and ‘House’ franchises, is planning their return to the big screen.
‘Friday The 13th’ has been quiet for the last 14 years due to a legal dispute over rights between Cunningham, who also directed the first film, and the writer Victor Miller. This appears to have been resolved in recent months with Miller being announced as working on a prequel series, ‘Crystal Lake’, with Bryan Fuller.
Cunningham has been working on a new original project called ‘The Night Driver’ with writer Jeff Locker but talk has moved on to a possible continuation of the first ‘Friday The 13th’.
Sean hired me to do a rewrite on The Night Driver, and after working closely with director Jeremy Weiss and him on that, we naturally got to talking about Friday the 13th and House. Jeremy and I pitched our dream reboot of Friday the 13th – with Sean’s blessing to keep developing it with him.
Obviously, the prequel TV series has reignited interest about a new film so we’re hoping the surrounding excitement will inspire both sides to come together and give us Jason on the big screen again for the first time in fourteen years, but we also have a Plan B for a sequel to the original we think fans will absolutely love and should avoid any legal entanglements.Jeff Locker/Bloody Disgusting
Locker also has ideas for Cunningham’s comedy horror ‘House’ franchise that has been dormant since 1992.
The House reboot is both an update and reimagining of the classic series, centering around the birth of a haunted house. Lots of great scares and howl-at-the-screen laughs, plus we’re bringing back a few of your favorite monsters from the original for some really fun but equally terrifying kills.Jeff Locker/Bloody Disgusting
Locker is currently working on the ‘House’ script but there is no news on planned release dates for either projects.
Source: Bloody Disgusting