There have been a number of rumblings about a possible new Friday the th movie over the past month. First IT producer Roy Lee signaled that he may be working on a Jason Voorhees project, then franchise creator Sean S. Cunningham shared his own mysterious and exciting message about a new film. Now the excitement continues, as the official New Line Cinema account has posted a bizarre image.
The post shared by New Line portrays an average smartphone screenshot featuring an incoming direct message from none other than Jason Voorhees himself. Their caption reads “Uh uh. What do you think Jason Voorhees wants?”. The background showcases an image of outer space. Could this have anything to do with Jason X? Probably not… Right? Check it out here.
While nothing is confirmed at this moment, it’s looking extremely likely that we will be getting a new Friday entry sooner rather than later. After a long and tumultuous legal battle that held the rights up for over a decade, it’s definitely time to see the hockey mask rise once again.
To commemorate the thirteen long years it’s been since Jason Voorhees last pierced theater screens, the DREAD Podcast Network series Development Hell uncovered four nearly-made Friday the th projects for their Camp is Cancelled miniseries. From the Nick Antosca version of events to Jason in the snow, check out the Friday sequels that almost were:
Lastly, how do you feel about a potential new Friday the th on the horizon? Are you as excited as I am? Make sure to let me know on Twitter via joshkorngut. I’m always around to chat about all things Jason Voorhees!The first film debuted over years ago. It follows a group of teenage camp counselors at Camp Crystal Lake. But someone doesn’t want them to open camp again. image credit: New Line Cinema The second film introduces Jason Voorhees as a killer, but he’s missing his mask and machete. You learn that witnessing his mom s death drives him to kill. image credit: New Line Cinema This Friday the th picks up the day after the second film. It sees Jason terrorising teens, again, near Crystal Lake. And, yes, Jason is wearing his mask. image credit: New Line Cinema The film is again set the next day after the previous entry. Jason comes back to life and returns to Crystal Lake to murder more teens and a kid named Tommy. image credit: New Line Cinema Here, we see an older Tommy – who spent the years since his encounter with Jason – institutionalised. Unfortunately, his time with Jason is far from over. image credit: New Line Cinema Jason Lives sees Jason live, again – thanks to Tommy, who goes to Crystal Lake to see Jason’s grave. But he somehow manages to bring back the undead killer. image credit: New Line Cinema This picks up after Jason Lives. Jason is chained to the bottom of Crystal Lake. He s freed by a woman named Tina, who happens to have teens partying next door. image credit: New Line Cinema Jason doesn t actually spend much time in Manhattan in this installment. He is resurrected and boards a luxury liner filled with teens heading to NYC. image credit: New Line Cinema This was decades in the making. It s a showdown between two of the scariest slashers of all time. In it, teens bring Freddy out of their dreams to face Jason. image credit: New Line Cinema So, this film was released the year before Freddy vs Jason. However, chronologically, it comes last in the franchise. It puts Jason years into the future. image credit: New Line Cinema