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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Quentin Tarantino is considering writing and directing a new installment in the long-running "Friday the 13th" horror film series.

 

Tarantino is in early talks with New Line Cinema, where he is scheduled to meet with executives this week.

 

The original "Friday," released in 1980 and featuring the hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees, spawned a series of sequels, including the 2003 hit "Freddy vs. Jason," in which Jason squared off against Freddy Krueger from the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series.

 

New Line tried to make a sequel to "Freddy vs. Jason" involving the "Evil Dead" character Ash, but it couldn't reach a deal with "Dead" rights holder Sam Raimi.

 

According to those familiar with the discussions, Tarantino is intrigued with the idea of playing with one of the movie's classic horror villains. If the project does develop, it could be the first film Tarantino directs outside Miramax Films.

 

The filmmaker, whose credits include "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction," recently signed on to direct the season finale of CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

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Being a MASSIVE fan of the Friday movies since I was four, this is like manna form heaven if it comes to fruition. I'm not gonna hold my breath though 'cos he's being meaning to do a Vega Bros. movie and Inglorious *******s for years now, with nothing really to show for any of them. And he took 6 years to make Kill Bill.
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Kill Bill or the idea of the Bride was developed during the filming of Pulp Fiction - that's just an indication of how long Tarantino takes to make a film, but as you all know it's well worth it.

 

I am having serious doubts as to whether Inglorious or the Vega brothers film will ever come to light.

 

I would love to see them both, however.

 

QT was also rumoured to be in the running for re-writing and directing 'Casino Royale' the next Bond film (and the first Bond book, I think) - the 'honour' has gone to someone else now.

 

I've mentioned it before - but did anyone read the supposed leaked Tarantino scripts on blogspot?

 

I'm pretty sure it was a hoax though.

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Being a MASSIVE fan of the Friday movies since I was four' date=' this is like manna form heaven if it comes to fruition. I'm not gonna hold my breath though 'cos he's being meaning to do a Vega Bros. movie and Inglorious *******s for years now, with nothing really to show for any of them. And he took 6 years to make Kill Bill.[/quote']

 

 

Yep, me too. I've been a fan of the Friday films of the past. Friday the 13th 1-4 was my favorites. After that I really lost interest. I still watched them but I wasnt really entertained after they brought Jason back to life and turned him into a Zombie. When they was going to have Tommy grow up and become the killer himself that IMO was a great storyline they should've continued with instead of having lighting bring Jason back to life.

 

But as far as Tarantino directing a remake of Friday the 13th? Just dont sound right. If we were talking about somebody like a Clive Barker or John Carpenter or even Mr.Friday himself Sean Cunningham doing it I would be more geeked about it.

 

Plus I dont think bringing back Jason for a new generation of moviegoers just wouldnt work. I say horror film buffs should cherish Paramounts first four Friday the 13th films.Because you'll never see that kind of quality carnage truly ever again on the big screen of today.

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Yep, me too. I've been a fan of the Friday films of the past. Friday the 13th 1-4 was my favorites. After that I really lost interest. I still watched them but I wasnt really entertained after they brought Jason back to life and turned him into a Zombie. When they was going to have Tommy grow up and become the killer himself that IMO was a great storyline they should've continued with instead of having lighting bring Jason back to life.

 

But as far as Tarantino directing a remake of Friday the 13th? Just dont sound right. If we were talking about somebody like a Clive Barker or John Carpenter or even Mr.Friday himself Sean Cunningham doing it I would be more geeked about it.

 

Plus I dont think bringing back Jason for a new generation of moviegoers just wouldnt work. I say horror film buffs should cherish Paramounts first four Friday the 13th films.Because you'll never see that kind of quality carnage truly ever again on the big screen of today.

You say you preferred the first four, and didn't like it when Jason became like a zombie. If you paid attention, he becomes undead in three, after he has been hung from the stable/barn. He wasn't truly dead after four, just buried. You could say sleeping, until Tommy caused the lightning to hit him. Five, IMO, is a great movie with a good twist for the time, and seven has one of the best set pieces in Friday history when Tina throws the sofa at Jason using her telekinises. Jason looks at her, then at the couch, almost does a double take as he can't fathom how she moved it, and then carries on anyway. The seventh one also has a great bit of subtlety in it too. A scene where Jason has sneaked into the house, the "I'll be right back guy" goes into the kitchen and walks through the living room, which has Jason in the corner. You can hardly see him though, as he is hidden in shadow. I only noticed it after multiple viewings, because in that scene Jason doesn't move, no cheap jumps, just tension as you know he is there, but IBRBG doesn't.

 

Slasher movies come under criticism for being cheap and undemanding. But that may be why I love them. Jason, Freddy, Halloween, Shocker, Jigsaw, Cut(a great, low-budget, Aussie film. Some of the Halloween: Resurrection was taken from it.) And Camp Blood, so bad it's craptacular.

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According to various news sources (mine being everythingtarantino.com), good old QT has denied that he will be directing a new Jason Movie. He says they talked but he wasn't interested. He does add that he wants to make a horror movie though...

 

He also says that Inglorious B'stards will PROBABLY be his next film - he has already wrote scenes and its a case of putting it all together.

 

He also says he is the process of recutting Kill Bill vol 1 and 2, so it can be shown as a complete film - 4 hours long! Should be great.

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i hope IB will be good, it's a war movie BTW for those who don't know i think ww2 although personally ihope he finds a good way to freshen it up a bit as it has been done to deathe in recent years, personally i think a vietnam movie would have been a better idea especially if you look at how the US soldiers operated over there it definatly fits the title.

 

btw has anyone else noticed that ll QT's movies that he directed himself all have 2 word titles: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction ,Jackie Brown, Kill Bill and now Inglorious *******s

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I've heard all sorts of people are going to be in IB....

 

Bruce Willis, George Clooney and .....SYLVESTER STALLONE? The first two I can understand as they are good friends with QT and have starred in his past films (Willis in Pulp Fiction, QT Wrote/Directs; Clooney in Dusk til Dawn QT wrote) but Stallone!

 

Please, don't do it!

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I've heard all sorts of people are going to be in IB....

 

Bruce Willis, George Clooney and .....SYLVESTER STALLONE? The first two I can understand as they are good friends with QT and have starred in his past films (Willis in Pulp Fiction, QT Wrote/Directs; Clooney in Dusk til Dawn QT wrote) but Stallone!

 

Please, don't do it!

 

Sorry Marky! Wether you like him or not. Sly is an Americam film icon. Tarantino is notorious for using such off the wall, unexpected actors. No suprise to me really. Besides seeing Sly in a movie with Willis and Clooney will be interesting, to say the least.

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to be fair i thought that casting Willis in pulp fiction which i saw before unbreakable or the sixth sense came out was mad but in all three movies he proved the critics wrong, plus Stallone hat the Rocky movies and Rambo movies which are heald in high regard (well i guess Rambo is more of a cutl following but Rocky has been praised well for ages
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