LeBron James Will Produce ‘Friday the 13th’ Remake
LeBron James is considering to produce a Friday the 13th reboot. LeBron James is shown above attending the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Smallfoot at the Regency Village Theatre on September 22, 2018 in Westwood, California – Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images North America.
LeBron James is considering to produce a Friday the 13th reboot, according to an article by film reporter Justin Kroll of the well known entertainment industry news magazine Variety. Following Halloween’s massive success at the box-office this weekend, another slasher franchise is looking at a rebirth as Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment are in talks to acquire the rights to a new Friday the 13th movie.
Insiders say Victor Miller, who penned the original, regained the rights, though it took both production banners to bring back the classic horror series. Given Vertigo and SpringHill’s first look deals, Warner Bros. is expected to land the film. The studio distributed the most recent Friday the 13th installment in 2009.
The project of LeBron James is still in early development – no writer or director is attached. It’s expected to feature the goalie-mask wearing mass murderer Jason Voorhees, who has been the center of the hit franchise since the 1980 original.
The Friday the 13th news comes on the heals of Universal and Blumhouse’s revival of Halloween, which crushed previous box office records this past weekend, grossing $77.8 million domestically.
SpringHill Entertainment, founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, has been busy over the past year, coming on board to produce a sequel to Space Jam starring James, but Friday the 13th is easily the biggest IP they’ve scored as a company.
Bloody Disgusting first reported the news.