Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James might be the man who brings back the “Friday the 13th” film series.
Bloody Disgusting reported the following:
Having already attached himself to produce the hotly anticipated sequel to Space Jam, the active NBA superstar-turned-producer is heading to Camp Crystal Lake.
Bloody Disgusting is exclusively hearing that James and his SpringHill Entertainment is currently in talks with Vertigo Entertainment to produce a reboot of Friday the 13th.
After Halloween’s mega $70M+ opening this past weekend, a new Friday the 13th is a no-brainer, especially when you consider James’ popularity combined with the massive horror experience of Vertigo, who was behind last year’s Stephen King adaptation of IT, as well as The Ring, The Strangers, and The Grudge.
This is a genius idea. Somebody needs to bring us new “Friday the 13th” content, and why shouldn’t it be King James? He’s about the hottest thing in the entertainment game right now. Plus, as Bloody Disgusting pointed out, the basketball superstar seems to actually be a legit fan of the series. I’d rather have somebody who knows what the hell is going on attached to it than just some random dude bankrolling it.
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It’s a real shame they stopped making new movies ever since the one that got released in 2009. True story, I went and saw that movie at a small theater in Portage, Wisconsin the night it got released, and some dude was legit trying to smoke joints in the theater as he provided commentary on the film. It was a hilarious experience.
The point still remains they shouldn’t have stopped making these movies. We need more, not less! Get the job done, LeBron.