Oh Corey, are you just grasping at straws or is this a legitimate story?!
Now that THE LOST BOYS 4 is dead at Warner Bros., Feldman is spouting wise about a potential 13th FRIDAY THE 13TH MOVIE, in which he'd reprise his 1984 role of Tommy Jarvis. Word is this fantasy project would be subtitled JASON VS. JARVIS. I'm not joking.
Here's what Movieweb was able to get out of Feldman:
"The idea is something we have been brewing for a few years. It's something I thought up, maybe, ten years ago. Then the fans came to me. They said, "Hey, we want to do this, what do you think?" I said, "I think it's a great idea." They said, "We saw your interview where you were talking about it, and now we want to really get it going." So, we took it to the studio. Now we are in the political arms of the studio. We will see what happens. It is something where I have been talking to the original writer, Barney Cohen, about it. He wrote the original Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter script. And we have talked to the original producers of that script, and the original director. It has gone through the pipeline. We will see where it lies."
Wait, what about the rights to the property? Isn't it under the ownership of Michael Bay, hence the 2009 remake? Feldman continues:
"It's not, no. That is part of the problem. No one really knows where the franchise lives. That's a whole separate investigative story for you. Who does owns the Friday The 13th rights anymore? No one really knows. I think it is with Warner Bros. I think Platinum Dunes dropped the title. I don't think they had any more interest in it. But don't quote me on that. I am not the end all, be all when it comes to the Friday The 13th franchise. Or Michael Bay. Or any of that. I don't want to be put on record saying the wrong thing, or making up rumors, or whatever. There are lots of things. The last thing I want to do is make a statement as the end all, be all official last word on anything."
Yeah yeah, a lot of "I think", "I don't think", "who knows", etc. I mean, I'm still a fan of the Feld-dog and easily dig FRIDAY THE 13TH IV: THE FINAL CHAPTER the most out of the franchise, but is JASON VS. JARVIS a real possibility? Does anyone really care about Tommy Jarvis when his last onscreen appearance was almost 20 years ago (JASON GOES TO HELL)? Hard to see.
Bring back Tina & Terri!