‘Friday the 13th’ Will Not Rest in Peace: A New “Jason Universe” Is in the Works

Jason Voorhees

May 17, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

Get ready for a new wave of terror! Horror fans rejoice. IGN has confirmed the launch of the “Jason Universe,” a multi-platform project dedicated to the iconic villain Jason Voorhees. This exciting news suggests Jason isn’t quite ready to rest in peace.

Horror, Inc. is the force behind “Jason Universe,” promising to deliver a wide range of experiences. Expect everything from new entertainment ventures and video games to immersive experiences and plenty of merchandise. More details about specific projects will be revealed throughout the year.

Robert Barsamian, President of Horror, Inc., expressed enthusiasm for the project. He highlighted Jason’s enduring popularity and hinted at upcoming announcements in the coming months. This news comes amidst the ongoing legal battle surrounding the Friday the 13th franchise. While Victor Miller, writer of the first film, holds the rights to the screenplay, director Sean S. Cunningham retains ownership of some aspects like Jason’s iconic hockey mask. Interestingly, the Horror, Inc. logo incorporates the hockey mask imagery.

Horror fans may recognize Robert Barsamian’s name. He has a long history with the franchise, funding the original film and several sequels. Barsamian is also an executive producer on the Peacock series “Crystal Lake,” currently in production by A24. While Bryan Fuller has departed, Barsamian assures fans that the universe will honor the franchise’s legacy while offering a fresh experience for modern audiences.

 “For decades, Jason shocked and thrilled audiences who kept coming back for more. We’re excited to work with Victor Miller and Marc Toberoff on new projects we’ll announce in the coming months.” He continued. “We’re focused on honoring the legacy while elevating the fan experience and appealing to today’s horror audiences as we develop new ways to watch, interact and engage with the Jason Universe.”

Sheri Conn, Global GM of Horror, Inc., emphasizes Jason’s enduring status as a pop culture icon. She expresses excitement about introducing “Jason Universe” activations to dedicated fans. “We can’t wait to introduce new Jason Universe activations to these amazing fans.”

The launch of “Jason Universe” promises thrilling development for horror fans. New stories, innovative experiences, and a treasure trove of merchandise await fans eager to delve deeper into the world of Camp Crystal Lake. Stay tuned for further announcements as more news surrounding the “Jason Universe” comes.


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