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Stephen King Says He Wanted to Do a First-Person Novel About Jason Voorhees

June 15, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Stephen King never touched the Friday the 13th franchise in an official capacity, but he has always wanted to write a Jason Voorhees novel. King posted to Twitter on Monday to reveal that the “best novel idea [he] never wrote” was I, Jason, a book from Jason’s perspective as he is killed repeatedly (from film to film) at Crystal Lake.

Any such novel, of course, would require a host of legal sign-offs, which King acknowledged. He suggested that if anyone could do such an idea justice, it could be Blumhouse in a film version.

The Friday the 13th franchise is in a complicated legal situation right now, as original director Sean Cunningham has been in a fight with screenwriter Victor Miller over the rights to the film. A decision was expected sometime this year, though that was before COVID-19 threw pretty much everything out of whack.