LeBron James apparently loves getting scared–and scaring–just as much as the rest of us. It has been confirmed by Bloody Disgusting that LeBron James’ Springhill Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment are in talks to produce a reboot of Friday the 13th.
There are a number of issues that may get in their way, however. Victor Miller, the screenwriter for the original movie, won the rights to the franchise in a legal battle. However, director and producer Sean Cunningham, and presumably other important members of the crew, could appeal. Even if all parties agree, overseas rights may vary.
Another wrinkle is that it is not currently known who owns the right to the icon of the series, killer Jason Voorhes.
One assumes that the success of the Halloween “reimagining” will also affect the likeliness of a Friday the 13th reboot. In the past, reboots of both franchises came one after another, with Rob Zombie having a go at Halloween in 2007 and Friday the 13th following in 2009 at the hands of Marcus Nispel.