King James is in talks with Vertigo Entertainment to produce a new reboot of Friday The 13th.
News broke out after reports from Bloody Disgusting hit the net:
“This news comes on the heels of original Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller prevailing out of a lengthy legal battle in which U.S. District Court Judge Stefan Underhill granted summary judgment in favor of Miller and against the producers, Horror, Inc. While the latter is appealing, Miller currently has the U.S. rights to Friday the 13th, which include the locations and characters within the story.”
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King James is apparently a huge horror movie fan and wants to tackle the project alongside his Springhill Entertainment music group. A few months back he told ESPN reporter per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:
“But I’m a huge horror fan. I love horror movies. Obviously Friday the 13th being Jason Vorhees day, I think it’s cool. I remember as a kid on Friday the 13th right when I got home from school, my mother and I we would just watch horror movie after horror movie after horror movie. It’s crazy because now my kids love horror movies too. My two boys love them. When I come home they be wanting to watch horror movies. But no superstitions besides just having a great respect for some of the great slashers of all time, some of the greatest ones of all time. And Freddy (Krueger), Michael Myers and Jason Vorhees and Chucky and a couple more.”
It looks like King James is looking for ways to expand his resume outside of the game of basketball. Movies seem to be a great place to start for the 3-time NBA Champ.