LeBron James Entertainment Company Prepping ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot
LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment, are reportedly in talks to team up and produce a reboot of ‘Friday the 13th’. Reportedly, the reboot is in the early stages, with no writer or director yet on board.
Friday the 13th is a horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, comic books, video games, and tie?in merchandise. The franchise mainly focuses on the fictional character Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff. Decades later, the lake is rumored to be “cursed” and is the setting for a series of mass murders. Jason is featured in all of the films, as either the killer or the motivation for the killings. The original film, created to cash in on the success of Halloween (1978), was written by Victor Miller and was produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham. The films have grossed over $464 million at the box-office worldwide.
James and his business partner Maverick Carter own production company SpringHill Entertainment, whose first work was the Lions Gate documentary More Than a Game, which was released in 2009 and chronicled James’s high school years. Series produced by SpringHill include the Disney XD sports documentaries Becoming, Starz sitcom Survivor’s Remorse, and animated web series The LeBrons.In 2016, CNBC aired an unscripted series hosted by James called Cleveland Hustles, where four up-and-coming Northern Ohio entrepreneurs will be financed on the condition of revitalizing a neighborhood in Cleveland In the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, a 60-minute Vince Carter documentary entitled The Carter Effect was executive produced by James and Maverick Carter along with rapper Drake and Future the Prince. In February 2018 it was announced that James’ production company will produce a new film in the House Party series with James expected to make a cameo.