When Rights Battle Ends, 'Jason Lives' Director Has Script For New Friday The 13th To Pitch To Warner Bros.

The sixth film in the Friday The 13th franchise, Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part VI, is possibly the most accessible entry to show today's modern audience. Newcomers to the series may identify a little easier to director Tom McLoughlin's essential tongue-in-cheek approach to the curse on Crystal Lake. Not only does the movie actually feature a camp, but it is an active establishment with kids in attendance for the summer.  The fifth sequel is consistently featured in the top half of the franchise film rankings across the World Wide Web and adored by the majority of fans around the world.

Tom also worked on some special material for Friday The 13th: The Game a few years ago called the Pamela Tapes, so his contributions to Friday The 13th have continued into the present. That's why it is exciting to find out that he has been developing his own sequel script for the next film in the franchise, whilst he recently discussed it on the popular podcast the Pod and the Pendulum. During the interview, conducted by hosts Jerry Smith and Mike Snoonian, Tom lets on a little bit of information about what he wants to do for his new vision:

For the last thirty-three years I have been asked so many times, will I do another (FRIDAY THE 13TH movie). I kept saying for years, 'Well, if I can come up with another idea that's fresh and I can bring something else to it, I'll do it.' And lo and behold, I finally came up with the formula of what I wanted to do with things about six months ago, and wrote the screenplay. Of course, now I'm stopped dead in my tracks with the lawsuit. So it's like I can't even show it to the studios or anybody. So it's just come to a screeching halt. But that's the irony, it took that long for me to come up with something that I went, 'You know what? I would want to see this movie, as a horror fan and a Jason fan.' I didn't just want to do another one, I wanted to do something unique with it, but still staying within the structure and still staying within the parameters of what a FRIDAY THE 13TH is."
Of course, the courts will need to settle the rights battle between Victor Miller and Sean Cunningham in the interim before our readers are able to find out what Tom has up his sleeve once again for Jason Voorhees. We hope that day comes very, very soon!
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