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Jason Blum Is Still Trying to Will a Blumhouse ‘Friday the 13th’ Movie into Existence

What’s going on with the Friday the 13th franchise? The saga has been on hold for several years now due to a messy legal issue, but Jason Voorhees is finally set to return in a brand new series from Bryan Fuller, A24 and Peacock titled “Crystal Lake.” It’s coming soon, possibly even later this year, but what about a new installment in the feature film franchise?

For what it’s worth, Jason Blum is still trying to make something happen in that department. Blum has been saying for years that he wants to bring the Friday the 13th franchise into the Blumhouse family, and it sounds like he hasn’t yet given up on those hopes.

Speaking with Collider just this week, Blum once again expressed an interest in getting his hands on Jason Voorhees. Blum told the outlet, “[Friday the 13th] is not a Blumhouse project, but I’m trying to will it into being one. It’s just a piece of IP I’ve always loved.”

Blum went on to say, “And James Wan and Atomic Monster are very passionate about it, and I think we would have them shepherd it for us. That would be a lot of fun.”

Blumhouse and James Wan’s company Atomic Monster just inked a massive merger at the start of this year, the two companies forming “a mega house of chills and thrills.” So it’s not out of the realm of possibility to imagine Blum and Wan working together on a Friday the 13th movie down the road. But as Blum notes, it’s little more than a pipe dream at this time.

Meanwhile, Peacock has given a straight-to-series order to their aforementioned series, with “Crystal Lake” being described as an “expanded prequel” to the original Friday franchise.

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