'Jason Vs. Jarvis' Planned as 13th 'Friday the 13th' Movie

Corey Feldman will return as Tommy Jarvis in this sequel to 'Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter', with original writer Barney Cohen also on board.

Tommy Jarvis to return in Friday the 13th Part XIII
Tommy Jarvis to return in Friday the 13th Part XIII
One could argue that Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter is the best sequel in the twelve films made thus far in the franchise. It has some of the series' greatest kills, it features George McFly (Crispin Glover) getting a corkscrew in the eyeball, and it sets up Jason Voorhees' greatest adversary in Tommy Jarvis, originally played by Corey Feldman.

12-year-old Tommy Jarvis, an SFX make-up enthusiast, was the only person to ever defeat Jason single handedly in a fist fight (so to speak). And for years, fans have been clamoring for his return.

The character appeared again in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, played for a second time by Corey Feldman in a flashback at the very beginning of the movie. John Shepherd then assumes the role, playing an older Jarvis who winds up at a halfway house for special needs kids. The character appeared for a 3rd and final time in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, which found the great Thom Mathews (The Return of the Living Dead) occupying the role. That film was supposed to bring Jason and Jarvis' feud to a close with an epic battle, but it never quite lived up to fans' expectations.

Now, original Tommy Jarvis, Corey Feldman, is planning to reprise the role for what will be the 13th film in the long standing franchise, Friday the 13th Part XIII: Jason Vs. Jarvis in 3D.

The actor even has original Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter writer Barney Cohen back on board. The pair have taken the project to the studio, with this sequel currently in the pipeline awaiting a green light soon.

This is what Corey Feldman had to say about the impending project, which will bring the original first four movies full circle.

"The idea is something we have been brewing for a few years. Its something I thought up, maybe, ten years ago. Then the fans came to me. They said, "Hey, we want to do this, what do you think?" I said, "I think it's a great idea." They said, "We saw your interview where you were talking about it, and now we want to really get it going." So, we took it to the studio. Now we are in the political arms of the studio. We will see what happens. It is something where I have been talking to the original writer, Barney Cohen, about it. He wrote the original Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter script. And we have talked to the original producers of that script, and the original director. It has gone through the pipeline. We will see where it lies."

The one thing currently standing in the way of production is the fact that its hard to pin point where, and with whom, the franchise rights lie. Platinum Dunes was set to make a sequel to their remake a few years back, but abandoned that idea, which would have seen Jason slaying teens through a snow heavy winter. While they no longer have the rights, it seems that the series may still rest with Warner Bros., who released their rebooted Friday the 13th in 2009. Though, it's no longer under producer Michael Bay, or is it?

Corey explains.

Its not, no. That is part of the problem. No one really knows where the franchise lives. That's a whole separate investigative story for you. Who does owns the Friday The 13th rights anymore? No one really knows. I think it is with Warner Bros. I think Platinum Dunes dropped the title. I don't think they had any more interest in it. But don't quote me on that. I am not the end all, be all when it comes to the Friday The 13th franchise. Or Michael Bay. Or any of that. I don't want to be put on record saying the wrong thing, or making up rumors, or whatever. There are lots of things. The last thing I want to do is make a statement as the end all, be all official last word on anything."

This is one project we hope moves forward soon. It sounds like the perfect set up for a 13th film in the series, which would be a landmark sequel. Hopefully, Corey Feldman can also convince Thom Mathews to come out of retirement for at least a cameo.


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Comments (26)

  1. Xybernetic

    the tittle is wrong. Theres already a Friday the 13th part VIII....Friday the 13th Jason takes over manhattan. Also Friday the 13th part VI came before " a new beginning" which is actually part VII.

    1 year agoby @xyberneticFlag

  2. Robert Truempler

    Paramount owns the rights again

    1 year agoby @Robert-TruemplerFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    strange......

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. Charlie Panidis

    His name is Dark Voorhees..Father is gone,literally,hes controlled by head masters(halloweenists)women and idealists..you COULD get the story,but do you want it is the question muahahahahah

    1 year agoby @Charlie-PanidisFlag

  5. Derick Reid

    Does Chris Ott know you're using his art in your article?

    2 years agoby @Derick-ReidFlag

  6. Writer220

    I love this franchise, though I got to admit some of the newer films weren't that good.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  7. moviemouse

    Ha this would be fun, the franchise is one of my favorite guilty pleasures

    2 years agoby @moviemouseFlag

  8. Deoxy

    Im only on board if the following things happen: #1 The film has a way better title, #2, Either Rick Baker or Tom Savini does the make up, #3 Kane Hodder returns as Jason, & #4 Jason actually has to die this time. Seriously.. kicking a dead horse.. a zombie dead horse actually..

    But hey.. That's just my opinion as a F13th fan. =]

    2 years agoby @deoxyFlag

  9. Luc Eccles Biron

    To call it Friday the 13th part XIII would be strange, even though that's what they should have done since the beginning : The ninth movie was called "Jason goes to Hell" Then "Jason X" then freddy v.s. Jason (if you even count it as an official Friday movie) AND then the remake of the 3 first films only called Friday the 13th again. So calling it XII would mix up a lot of things. The remake wasn't a follow up and Freddy V.S. Jason didn't follow the story line either.

    2 years agoby @luc-eccles-bironFlag

  10. Brian

    @dan1 Maybe...maybe not. ;)

    2 years agoby @brianFlag

  11. ROFLitschristian

    I'm surprised it's taking the 13th Friday film to actually come out.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  12. Vamp

    Interesting...

    2 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  13. Corey W.

    @dan1 I honestly have no idea. I haven't read an article or even watched a trailer for the new TCM yet. No interest really. The 2003 reboot was so good that turning it's back on that and going BACK to the timeline before that is just confusing and stupid.

    I mean, what's next, Robert England is going to reprise his role as Freddy in a sequel to New Nightmare? Or whatever the last Elm Street movie was. It's only bound to happen, actually. After seeing Jackie Earl Haley I think in a matter of time they'll announce a new Elm Street with England reprising the role one last time to make the movie a big deal....sigh

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  14. Corey W.

    Nevermind, apparently the idea of a sequel to that got stomped on. Would've liked to see Jason kill people in the snow...

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  15. Dan

    @corey Isn't that what they're doing for the new TCM?

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  16. Corey W.

    Wait, so what ever happened to the rebooted movie? Wasn't that supposed to get a sequel? I liked Jared Padalecki in that movie, and wouldn't mind seeing him return for a sequel.

    So pretty much, just pretend the reboot never happened and continue the original long-running franchise from the 90s?

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  17. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus It's like Movieweb is run out of the guy's house. @brian is secretly Corey Feldman.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  18. BawnianĀ©-Dexeus

    Dafuq is with all the Corey articles ? Go do a TV series or something

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  19. LuxoIII

    Sounds like something that will be brought up, kicked around a little, then get canceled. It just does not seem to appeal enough to mass audiences. At the very least, I'm sure that subtitle won't stick.

    2 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  20. justinishulk

    hmmmmm

    2 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  21. CelluloidDreams

    Kid needs to pay the rent!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  22. JasonKat

    Cory's idea could work if he was brought back for Friday the 13th, (part2) a follow-up to 2009's version. rather than the old1.
    They can even maybe sort of pin point old footage of him when he was lil. And so the years have gone by, Now hed be older. But the same jason (actor) from the remake, needs to come back. As well as the last 2 bro/sis who lived on the remake, even tho. they show the girl getting pulled down into the lake, something in me, feels that shes still alive. and who knows, it might play well if corey was her step bro. So yea anything is posb. i hope they green light this now b4 its to late.

    2 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  23. TheDude1

    I would love to see another Friday the 13th movie and this is not that bad of an idea however it may be a long problem to solve to find out who owns the rights.

    New Line still owns Jason and the sequels of part 9, 10, Freddy vs Jason, and the remake. Paramount owns the Friday the 13th name and his original story. But now WB owns the rights to the first 8 movies. This will be a massive legal mess indeed.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  24. EvilWhiteMale

    This project needs Tom Savini.

    2 years agoby @evilwhitemaleFlag

  25. Dan

    Another Corey Feldman article. Imagine my surprise.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  26. phatalphd

    man feldman just wants in another big movie more then anything lol Just give it up bruh

    2 years agoby @phatalphdFlag