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Quentin Tarantino is considering writing and directing a new installment in the long-running Friday the 13th series. Tarantino is in early talks with New Line Cinema, where he is scheduled to meet with executives this week. The original Friday, released in 1980 and featuring the hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees, spawned a series of sequels, including the 2003 hit Freddy vs. Jason, in which Jason squared off against Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series. New Line tried to make a sequel to Freddy vs. Jason involving the Evil Dead character Ash, but a deal with Dead rights holder Sam Raimi couldn't be reached. According to those familiar with the discussions, Tarantino is intrigued with the idea of playing with one of the movie's classic horror villains. If the project does develop, it could be the first film Tarantino directs outside Miramax Films. The WMA-repped filmmaker recently signed on to direct the season finale of CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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