Stephen King Reveals He Wanted To Write A Jason Voorhees Novel

Stephen King Reveals He Wanted To Write A Jason Voorhees Novel

Stephen King amazed his followers on Twitter yesterday when he revealed that he considers the best idea for a novel he never wrote would have been about Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th movie franchise.

The best novel idea I never wrote (and probably never will) is I JASON, the first-person narrative of Jason Voohees, and his hellish fate: killed over and over again at Camp Crystal Lake. What a hellish, existential fate! @StephenKing
Just thinking about the legal thicket one would have to go through to get permissions makes my head ache. And my heart, that too. But gosh, shouldn’t someone tell Jason’s side of the story? @StephenKing

The concept sounds similar to Happy Death Day, but in this case, it would be from the legendary slasher movie villain’s viewpoint. Although given the legal issues surrounding the Friday the 13th franchise that King alludes to disappointingly, the novel isn’t likely.

There hasn’t been a new Friday the 13th film since 2009, and a big part is because producer/director Sean S. Cunningham and the original movie writer Victor Miller are currently fighting in court over the rights. It’s a complicated situation but comes down to whether Miller wrote the script as an employee of Cunningham or not.

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