It’s been more than a decade since the last time Friday the 13th movie released, but that could soon change according to some recent teases from filmmaker Sean Cunningham.
According to the biography of Cunningham – the director of the original Friday the 13th – on his official Cameo site (via Damn disgusting), it looks like a new movie will be coming at some point in the future. “Sean S. Cunningham directed and produced the landmark horror film Friday the 13th, creating the iconic villain Jason Voorhees. The film has spawned 12 installments with a 13th planned for next year,” reads the official bio.
A new film would be something of a surprise for the franchise, which has been embroiled in legal trouble for nearly 20 years now. For those unaware, Cunningham and Victor Miller (the writer of the original film) have been locked in a legal battle over the rights to Friday the 13th property.
A few years ago, a judge ruled that Miller owns the rights to the original script for the film, even though Cunningham is the one who owns the rights to the adult version of the iconic Jason Voorhees.
Due to their ongoing legal battle, the state of the film franchise has been left up in the air as both men have yet to come together to create a new film. But if Cunningham’s Cameo bio is anything to go by, it looks like the two parties may be closer to delivering a new film than they’ve ever been.