The Lawsuit That Stopped Production On Friday The 13th – Looper

There have been some attempts to relaunch the "Friday the 13th" movie franchise in recent years, only to fall apart due to the drama surrounding the rights to the saga. Jason Blum recently declared his interest in rebooting the slasher franchise following the success of "Halloween"(via Screen Rant),but it probably won't happen any time soon. As WhatCulture points out, "Friday the 13th" is at the center of an ongoing lawsuit between Victor Miller, the writer of the original movie, and Sean S. Cunningham, the director of the first film and producer on multiple sequels. It's complicated and very messy.

According toCertified Forgotten, there is much confusion regarding who owns the rights to "Friday the 13th" and the JasonVoorhees character. You can't have one without the other, but that might be the resolution after the end of the legal drama. Adult Jason didn't technicallyenter the franchise as the primary villain until "Friday the 13th Part 2," meaning that, theoretically, a case can be made that he has nothing to do with the events of the first movie. (Was Jason the dead person in the water, etc.? Possibly not.) Therefore, there's a chance that Jason could return to the screen in something that isn't related to "Friday the 13th," with a whole new backstory. But that's up to the courts to decide, and for now, no settlement has been made.

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