Halloween producer wants to tackle Friday the 13th & Texas Chainsaw

Last year, Blumhouse did the near-impossible by giving us all a worthy sequel to John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN. I like to think that a sequel to that film will be announced any day now, but until that happens, what are some of the other franchises that Blumhouse would like to get their hands on? We've already heard they want FRIDAY THE 13TH, and today we have further confirmation on this via producer Ryan Turek, who recently sat down for a chat with ComicBook.com and said that FRIDAY THE 13TH is the franchise he wants to tackle next. But as you might imagine, there are more than a few hurdles in the way of that happening any time soon. 

Specifically, Ryan Turek says:

Without question, at the top of my list would be Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th would be the franchise that I would love to work on next. Jason Blum shares that same passion. That is something that is unfortunately complicated. I mean, there's all sorts of stuff going on not [just] with the video game, but legal stuff. But, if it came our way, I mean I would be on cloud nine. It would be absolutely incredible to do. I feel a little bit smoother, because, I think there are only a few promises you'd need to make when it comes to Friday the 13th. That's, you know, you gotta deliver on a summer camp. You gotta deliver on counselors. You gotta deliver on Jason Voorhees.

He continues:

I mean like I think that there's a lot more mythology. I think what's so rabid about the Halloween franchise. There's a rabid fan base behind it is because the mythology is so strong. Even though the mythology weaves in and out of different things, there are a lot more characters to grasp on to and root for, whether it's little Jamie Lloyd or Laurie Strode, or, and so on. With Friday the 13th, obviously, Jason Voorhees is the main thing. I've written about this when I had my own website. I think Friday the 13th [from] 2009 is the best slasher mix tape we could ever get when it comes to the Friday franchise. There's a lot of opportunities to explore. If we ever had the chance it would probably be similar to Halloween. Get someone who can really disrupt it a little bit and have some fun.

He then adds:

I've always got a soft spot for Texas Chainsaw. Not that you need a soft spot for Texas Chainsaw. Texas Chainsaw is one of the f*****g scariest movies and one of the best horror movies of all time.

I don't know about you, but I would love to see Blumhouse get their hands on both FRIDAY THE 13TH and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. They did right by HALLOWEEN with their recent film, so I can only imagine they'd do the same when it comes to the next installments in either of these two beloved franchises. What do YOU think? Let us know below! After that, make sure to head on over to Amazon and pick up a copy of Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green's direct sequel to John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN starring Jamie Lee Curtis on Blu-ray RIGHT HERE.

About time someone delivered on the promise of this movie, am I right?

Source: comicbook.com



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