Jason Voorhees lives another day to make mincemeat out of teens. Producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes have confirmed Voorhees’ return to movie theaters, perfect news for 2015's first Friday the 13th.
“Just working on the script still,” Form confirmed last month. “Hoping to make that movie this year, and Brad, I’m gonna confirm that Jason is in the movie. There was a rumor out there that Jason was not in it," he said. While there is no clear plot for the upcoming sequel, "V/H/S" director David Bruckner is attached to introduce Voorhees to a new generation.
An update posted last year suggested famed slasher Voorhees would not return for the next installatment. At that time, producers Form and Fuller weren’t convinced keeping the mass murder would be necessary to the film’s success. They also toyed with the idea of making it a found-footage-style film, like the wildly popular “Paranormal Activity” series.
This will be the 13th movie in the "Friday the 13th" franchise, and every previous movie had at least a cameo from the hockey-masked, machete-wielding killer. In total, the series has raked in over $300 million since 1980. Another low-budget, high-gross entry will mark Jason Voorhees’ first appearance in the 2010s.
Hollywood can never let a good thing stay dead for long.
So will fans of the "Friday the 13th" franchise get to see the new installment this year? The film's previously announced March 13 release date was moved to Nov. 13 before getting another shove into summer 2016.
While you wait for the new film's release, check out our ranking of the entire series from best to worst and enjoy a guide to watching the franchise this weekend for grisly pleasure. Happy Friday the 13th!