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Platinum Dunes’ Brad Fuller explains repeated Friday the 13th delays

The iconic movie killer Jason Voorhees has been absent from the big screen for several years now, having last terrorised the counselors of Camp Crystal Lake back in 2009 for the Platinum Dunes-produced Friday the 13th reboot.

Another instalment has been teased/promised since 2010, only to be repeatedly pushed back as the rights to the franchise passed from Warner Bros. to Paramount, before Paramount ultimately decided to put the breaks on a planned October 13th 2017 release date and pull the plug on the project due to the poor box office performance of another of its horror releases, Rings.

While the future of the franchise remains up in the air at present, Platinum Dunes’ Brad Fuller has revealed to Joblo that the company is still determined to produce a new instalment, should the opportunity arise:

“One of the biggest heartbreaks of the last couple years was that we were about to
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Friday The 13th Producer Is Heartbroken Over Abandoned Sequel

No one’s going to argue that the Friday the 13th remake we got back in 2009 was great, but it was still an enjoyable ride for fans of the franchise and mostly harmless, even if it didn’t really offer up anything new or noteworthy. What’s particularly unfortunate about it though is that it may be the last time we see Jason Voorhees on the big screen. At least, for a while.

As you may be aware, the franchise is currently in a state of legal limbo. Long story short, Victor Miller, screenwriter of the original movie, is attempting to take back the rights. Basically, the worst case scenario would see all future Friday the 13th pics released in the United States having to be made without the character of Jason Voorhees. On the flip side, movies made under that banner overseas can include him but are banned domestically.
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What's Really Happening with the Friday the 13th Franchise?

It's not really a great time to be a Friday the 13th fan. The franchise has been dormant for the better part of a decade and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon. When last we saw Jason Voorhees, it was on the 2009 Platinum Dunes/New Line Cinema reboot. That movie never got a sequel, but producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form of Platinum Dunes were dead-set on making another Friday the 13th movie and were literally weeks away from getting it off the ground before production was canceled. Now, Fuller and Form reveal the current state of the Friday the 13th franchise.

Part of the problem in getting another Friday the 13th movie going was figuring out what direction to take it. There were many ideas, including possibly doing a found footage version of Jason carving up teenagers. Ultimately, a reboot was settled on, coming from
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Friday The 13th Producer Offers Update On Status Of The Franchise

As you may be aware, the Friday the 13th film series is currently in an unfortunate state of legal limbo.

Long story short, Victor Miller, screenwriter of the original movie, is attempting to take back the rights to the franchise. Basically, the worst case scenario would see all future Friday the 13th pics released in the United States having to be made without the character of Jason Voorhees. On the flip side, movies made under that banner overseas can include him but are banned domestically.

Regardless of that possibly grim outcome, there are those of us holding out hope. But perhaps we shouldn’t, as Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller offered a bit of an update today, and it’s not sounding too good.

“One of the biggest heartbreaks of the last couple years was that we were about to make that movie and it fell apart. That still hurts,
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Kane Hodder Thinks There Should Be One More Friday The 13th Movie

As you may be aware, the Friday the 13th film series is currently in an unfortunate state of legal limbo.

Long story short, Victor Miller, screenwriter of the original movie, is attempting to take back the rights to the franchise. Basically, the worst case scenario would see all future Friday the 13th films released in the United States having to be made without the character of Jason Voorhees. On the flip side, movies made under that banner overseas can include him but are banned domestically.

Regardless of that possibly grim outcome, there are those of us holding out hope. In fact, Kane Hodder himself still has much love to show for his alma mater of sorts, hoping that the sun hasn’t set on the Friday flicks. In fact, he said this to me moments after expressing his desire to play Michael Myers during out recent conversation at Astronomicon:

“You
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10 Jason Voorhees Facts You Never Knew Until Now

10 Jason Voorhees Facts You Never Knew Until Now
Let's dispense with the easy ones the way Jason dispenses with hapless teenagers. Jason Voorhees isn't the killer in the original Friday the 13th, at least not until the very last scene. He didn't get his iconic hockey mask until Part III. (In the second one, he's wearing what looks like a pillowcase or a potato sack.) A ton of actors have played the machete wielding killing machine, but Kane Hodder has done it most, donning the mask in four different movies and Friday the 13th: The Game. Now let's take a deeper dive toward the bottom of Crystal Lake with this iconic killer, shall we? Today, we're rediscovering 10 things you probably never knew about Jason Voorhees.

Jason was almost named Josh.

In the pantheon of movie killers, he's achieved a status like Bono, Madonna, Sting, or Tupac. Like his onscreen nemesis Freddy, the killer of the Friday the 13th
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Tom Holland’s World Premiere at Nightmares Film Festival!

Tom Holland’s World Premiere at Nightmares Film Festival!
Legendary director teamed with “Friday the 13th” writer for thriller Rock Paper Dead! Columbus, Oh – It’s a horror dream-team terrifying enough to make the toughest genre lovers sleep with the lights on: legendary director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play, Stephen King’s Thinner) and beloved Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller have teamed up […]
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Looming Legal Battle Surrounding Friday The 13th Threatens To Tear The Franchise Asunder

Knowing that the franchise has been on ice since 2009, it certainly did nothing to lift the spirits of longtime fans of Friday the 13th upon hearing that the long gestating re-reboot had been scrapped earlier this year. And although bumps in the road are to be expected in this industry, we always take solace in knowing that it’s only a matter of time before a horror icon such as Jason Voorhees graces cinemas once again.

Well, that is until you come across news like this, which feels about as great as a machete to the gut.

Now, I’m no big city lawyer, but the details presented by The Hollywood Reporter are nothing short of disturbing. So, here’s the long and short of it: Back in the 1970’s, U.S. Congress amended copyright law by allowing authors or their heirs to terminate a grant of rights and reclaim ownership.
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The Friday the 13th Copyright Case Could Tear Apart Further Entries in the Franchise

Back in August of last year, we wrote about the legal battle between Victor Miller, the original screenwriter of Friday the 13th, and Horror, Inc., and the Manny Company, who represent Sean Cunningham. The issue is that Miller is trying… Continue Reading →

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'Friday the 13th' Producer Points to Writers' Union Membership in Bid to Retain Franchise Rights

'Friday the 13th' Producer Points to Writers' Union Membership in Bid to Retain Franchise Rights
Imagine this Friday the 13th horror story: The franchise is ripped apart. In the United States, new films in the canon are made but without the "Jason" character. Outside the country, other Friday the 13th sequels come — these with "Jason" — but are banned domestically. If that sounds odd, it's all possible thanks to the 1976 Copyright Act and what happens soon in a Connecticut federal court.

In the 1970s, the U.S. Congress amended copyright law by allowing authors or their heirs to terminate a grant of rights and reclaim ownership. Victor Miller, the screenwriter of the original Friday the 13th, is looking...
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Rock Paper Dead Frees a Serial Killer in this Official Trailer (Bad Move!)

Tom Holland (Child's Play, Thinner) returns to horror with the indie feature Rock Paper Dead. Developed by writers Kerry Fleming and Victor Miller, the film involves a "cured...serial killer." Peter returns to his ancestral home to, unsurprisingly, kill again! The film stars: Michael Madsen, Tatum O'Neal, Najarra Townsend and Gabrielle Stone. What is surprising - there are two sequels already in the works, for this series. Rock Paper Dead 2 and 3 will release in 2018 and 2020, respectively. For now, a trailer for the first title is hosted here. The synopsis expands on the film's story slightly. Peter (Luke Macfarlane) has been released from a state hospital, for the criminally insane. Childhood memories, triggered by a visit to his hometown, compel Peter to kill again. A visit from Ashley (Jennifer Titus) might quell his rage, if he can just resolve his past. Rock Paper Dead will release in 2017. Before the film's launch,
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‘Rock Paper Dead’ Teaser: First Look At Serial Killer Horror Pic From Director Tom Holland

‘Rock Paper Dead’ Teaser: First Look At Serial Killer Horror Pic From Director Tom Holland
Here’s a first look at the upcoming film Rock Paper Dead, from horror genre heavyweights Victor Miller (Friday The 13th franchise) and director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play, Thinner). Starring Michael Madsen, Tatum O'Neal, Jennifer Titus and Luke Macfarlane, the pic will be released sometime this year. The film follows a serial killer Peter "The Doll Maker" Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state's hospital for the…
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Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Tom Holland’s New Horror Film Rock Paper Dead

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He brought Fright Night and Child’s Play to life on the big screen, and now director Tom Holland is returning to give horror fans new nightmares with his latest movie, Rock Paper Dead. The film began production in September, and we’ve been provided with a set of behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the movie to share with Daily Dead readers.

Starring Michael Madsen, Rock Paper Dead is expected to come out sometime in 2017, and we’ll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, we have the official press release and batch of behind-the-scenes photos below.

Press Release: Rock Paper Dead is the story of serial killer Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane after twenty years – a “cured” man. Once inside the old house,
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Friday the 13th Legal Battle Continues; Franchise Does Have a Death Curse

Well, maybe Crazy Ralph was right, eh? The legal battle over who owns Friday the 13th continues as THR is reporting that the writer of the original, Victor Miller, is attempting to terminate a copyright grant on the 1980 horror… Continue Reading →

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'Friday the 13th' Author Disputes Producer's Ownership Theories

'Friday the 13th' Author Disputes Producer's Ownership Theories
Victor Miller, the screenwriter of Friday the 13th, has responded to a lawsuit over rights to the 1980 horror classic with two consequential motions. In June, Miller sent a notice of termination to producers with the aim of grabbing back rights to Friday the 13th. In doing so, Miller looked to exploit changes that Congress made to copyright law in 1976. Back then, lawmakers lengthened the copyright term, but, in recognition of authors who had signed over their rights to publishers and studios without much bargaining power, allowed these authors to reclaim rights in the latter stages of a copyright term. Specifically, authors have

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Tatum O’Neal, Michael Madsen And Others Join Tom Holland’s ‘Rock Paper Dead’

Tatum O’Neal, Michael Madsen And Others Join Tom Holland’s ‘Rock Paper Dead’
Exclusive: Michael Madsen, Tatum O'Neal, Jennifer Titus and Luke Macfarlane have joined the cast of Tom Holland's horror film Rock Paper Dead, which follows a serial killer’s return to his family estate after being released from a mental hospital supposedly a “cured” man. The film gets underway this month for release next year. The film — which culls together a crew who are legendary in the genre including Vincent Guastini (Requiem for a Dream), Victor Miller (Friday the 1…
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Friday The 13th: New Lawsuit Brings Ownership Of Franchise Into Question

It looks like poor Jason Vorhees is having some serious mommy issues, and not exactly the kind you'd expect after seeing the movies. According to THR, there was a lawsuit filed last Wednesday that is bringing the rightful owners of the Friday the 13th franchise into question.

One of the parties in question is Victor Miller. Miller was one of two writers who came up with the story for the first Friday the 13th film, and was credited as the sole screenwriter of the project. Since then, he's been credited as a character creator on many of the subsequent sequels and spinoffs. From the sound of it, he hopes to leverage his role in the creation of the character to terminate the grant of rights to the property. In other words, he wants to reclaim ownership for himself, away from the current rights holders, Horror, Inc. and the Manny Company.
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Legendary horror director Tom Holland set to helm ‘Rock Paper Dead’

Filmmaker Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play) is set to direct Rock Paper Dead, it was announced today by the film’s producers, Amy Williams; Victor Miller and Kerry Fleming. Holland will be joined by a horror dream team of talent that includes Emmy-nominated Vincent Guastini (Requiem for a Dream, “Saturday Night Live”), who will provide …

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Tom Holland to Direct New Horror Film Rock Paper Dead

Tom Holland is known for providing horror fans with some of the most iconic horror films of the ’80s and it’s been announced that he’s getting back behind the camera this September for Rock Paper Dead:

Los Angeles, CA (August 26, 2016) – Filmmaker Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play) is set to direct Rock Paper Dead, it was announced today by the film’s producers, Amy Williams; Victor Miller and Kerry Fleming. Holland will be joined by a horror dream team of talent that includes Emmy-nominated Vincent Guastini (Requiem for a Dream, “Saturday Night Live”), who will provide special makeup effects, along with the film’s co-writer Victor Miller (Friday the 13) and composer Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13). The highly anticipated genre film will start shooting in Los Angeles this September with a 2017 release date.

Rock Paper Dead is the story of serial killer Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris,
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Tom Holland Set To Direct ‘Rock Paper Dead’; Well-Known Horror Team On Board

Tom Holland Set To Direct ‘Rock Paper Dead’; Well-Known Horror Team On Board
Exclusive: Fright Night and Child’s Play helmer Tom Holland will next direct the horror film Rock Paper Dead. He will be joined by a respected team of talent from that genre that includes Emmy-nominated Vincent Guastini (Requiem For A Dream), who will provide special makeup effects; the film's co-writer Victor Miller (Friday The 13th); and composer Harry Manfredini (Friday The 13th). The film will start production next month for a 2017 release. There also will be a major…
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