So, it seems that genre icon Jason Voorhees may be slashing sex hungry teens within the next 6 months. According to Variety, The California Film & Television Tax Credit Program has released a list of films that are receiving a tax credit (for the help of job creation)… and among the list stood Platinum Dunes’ Friday The 13th, which received a $5.6 million credit.
To qualify for the credit, F13 has to shoot the film within 180 days of the receipt of the tax credit, as is true for all films. Of course, the slasher can drop out and reapply, which may be the better way to go given there doesn’t even appear to be a completed script as of yet.
Sources indicate that all films receiving this credit will have roughly 25% of their production budget covered. With that said, if Friday the 13th is in fact receiving a $5.6 million credit, that means it’s possible the reboot might have a $10+ million budget in mind.
While that sounds like a lot, the budget for the last reboot of the slasher franchise had a whopping $19 million budget! Why not pull out all the stops for the next film? It is worth noting, however, that the original Friday the 13th had a budget of only $700,000. So bigger isn’t always necessarily better.
In related news, Jason will be reunited with his father and mother in the reboot! Set in the 1980s, we’ll find Pamela and Elias Voorhees in their early to late 50s parenting the bullied outcast as he grows up to be the iconic and feared Hockey-Masked Slasher. The reboot has Breck Eisner in talks to direct.
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