Freddy vs Jason is a film that managed to unite two successful franchises in an unprecedented event. Now, writers Shannon & Swift are interested in making a sequel.
Freddy vs Jason was a 2003 film directed by Ronny Yu that managed to unite two powerful horror franchises. This was an ambitious effort that resulted in the creation of a cult favorite that still delights fans 17 years later. So much so that Dynamite Entertainment has a successful series of comic books dedicated to the slasher duo and Evil Dead hero, Ash Williams.
According to ComingSoon.net, the writing team of Damian Shannon and Mark Swift who penned the 2003 effort took to social media to state that they are ready and willing to make a sequel. However, they don’t necessarily want to script it but they feel that the time is right for another production. From reading the feedback to their tweet, found at this link, evidently so do a lot of other folks.
The pair believes that a new perspective or “fresh eyes on the material” might be the key to actually getting a part 2 made. While Shannon & Swift joked about getting New Line on a Skype call to pitch an idea, we wonder if it could even get off the ground?
Now, we aren’t referring to COVID-19 and all the issues surrounding that with Hollywood shutting down productions right and left. What we are talking about are the legal issues that Friday the 13th is still mired in.
Yesterday, Larry Zerner (Shelly from Friday the 13th Part 3) who is now an entertainment attorney, was asked on Twitter by Womp Stomp Films if a decision will be made on the case with everything in L.A. coming to a screeching halt. Here is Zerner’s response:
“As far as I can see, the Appellate judges are still working. So, we probably will still see a decision in the Friday the 13th case by June unless things change.”
Slashfilm reported that Wes Craven’s estate was taking pitches to revitalize the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Elijah Wood and his partner, Daniel Noah of SpectreVision revealed that they talked to the rights holders, “many times,” about their desire to become involved in a potential revival. That being said, another Freddy vs Jason might take time to come to fruition or then again, might be sidelined before a pitch can even be made.
Of course, if this idea gains momentum on social media, invariably people are going to want Robert Englund to return and reprise his role. They may be out of luck in that department.
The veteran actor wouldn’t mind being cast in a cameo similar to Elizabeth Pointer’s dream analyst role in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Unfortunately, for fans of Freddy Krueger, he doesn’t want to don the make-up again.
While it is fun to speculate on whether Freddy vs Jason Part 2 could see the light of day, all we can do at this point is wait and see.
Are you interested in seeing a sequel to Freddy vs Jason? Let us know in the comments.