TV LeBron James To Produce Reboot of Friday the 13th

Lawrence Kim
October 24, 2018

Now, fresh off this weekend's Halloween success, we have word that new Lakers member LeBron James is "in talks" about producing another Friday the 13th revival.

After the new Halloween movie brought in nearly $80 million this weekend, it makes sense that other slasher films will be trying to make a comeback.

One very important distinction that could cause problems for this new film was the recent legal decision that original Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller regained the rights to his screenplay a month ago.

Up until this point, James's SpringHill Entertainment company have mostly worked on documentaries, but he and his business manager have wanted to branch out into other areas including feature films. However, the property has also been tied up in litigation, which means the most Jason we've received recently was the popular video game where players could take on the roles of hapless victims or Jason himself.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, although it's uncertain if the filing of an intent to appeal by Sean Cunningham, the original Friday the 13's director, will complicate negotiations.

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Settlements or future legal battles could still occur.

In any event, Miller will control the rights in the USA, while the producers of the series and Warner Bros. control certain worldwide territories.

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