Sean S. Cunningham is developing reboots of FRIDAY THE 13TH and HOUSE!

January 24, 2023 grimmfest

It’s all happening in Crystal Lake, Grimmlins!

Original FRIDAY director Cunningham is producing an original film titled THE NIGHT DRIVER, working alongside writer Jeff Locker and director Jeremy Weiss and this has all spun from there.

Locker explains, “Sean hired me to do a rewrite on THE NIGHT DRIVER and after working closely with director Jeremy Weiss and him on that, we naturally got to talking about FRIDAY THE 13TH and HOUSE. Jeremy and I pitched our dream reboot of FRIDAY THE 13TH – with Sean’s blessing to keep developing it with him.”

He continues, “Obviously, the prequel TV series has reignited interest about a new film so we’re hoping the surrounding excitement will inspire both sides to come together and give us Jason on the big screen again for the first time in 14 years, but we also have a Plan B for a sequel to the original we think fans will absolutely love and should avoid any legal entanglements.”

A FRIDAY reboot AND a Crystal Lake prequel series? To quote James Bond, “I musht be dreaming!”

He goes on to discuss the “re-imagining” of the 1985 flick HOUSE:

“The HOUSE reboot is both an update and reimagining of the classic series, centering around the birth of a haunted house,” Locker explains. “Lots of great scares and howl-at-the-screen laughs, plus we’re bringing back a few of your favorite monsters from the original for some really fun but equally terrifying kills.”

“I’m working on the script as we speak and all I can say is I’m having a fucking BLAST!” he adds.

On THE NIGHT DRIVER, Weiss has revealed the following:

“…is a film about an everyday salesman who regularly drives across the country selling pharmaceuticals,” he says. “One night on a backroad he encounters a madman who seems to be following him, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. All he wants to do is make it home alive to his family at any cost; and by the time it’s over, he realizes that he’s either escaped the terror or it’s followed him home.”

More on all of these as more details emerge!