We recently heard that New Line was attempting to rush everyone’s favorite sex-hating mass murderer Jason Voorhees back into theaters before the end of the year, and now Michael
But before you roll your eyes at the prospect of yet another entry in the undying stalker’s series, here’s the best part: the script for Jason’s latest hilarious exploits comes from Mark Wheaton, better known (around here, anyway) as CHUD’s former west coast correspondent Smilin’ Jack Ruby.
While early rumors had the masked mangler trading blows with everyone from Halloween’s Michael Myers to Evil Dead’s Ash, the new flick will instead focus on Jason’s origin, sort of a “re-launch” that’ll acknowledge his earlier cinematic foundations but take the mayhem in its own direction. I’m also promised a high body count and some nauseatingly gruesome slaughter.
The studio is trying to use the same release date marketing synergy as Fox’s remake of The Omen arriving on 6.6.06 (y’know, because it’s the devil) by chopping away this October 13th, but I’ve been reminded that Platinum Dunes’ Texas Chainsaw prequel is also supposed to flay just in time for Halloween, so one of them is bound to flinch (and hey, there’s another Friday the 13th on the calendar next April).