Friday the 13th Screenwriter Wins Copyright Termination Appeal to Reclaim Domestic Rights

There has been movement concerning the Friday the 13th lawsuit; find out what progress was made, today.

It’s neither Friday nor the 13th, but that’s likely what many horror fans will be thinking about today as news broke concerning the lawsuit currently surrounding the film franchise, the character, and the screenplay.

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The news comes today, after years at a stalemate of sorts concerning Jason Voorhees. In 2018, a judge ruled that screenwriter Victor Miller is the owner of the original screenplay for Friday the 13th, at least within the US. The director of the Friday films wants to have that ruling overturned, and that’s a concise and sweet summary of all that’s going on at Camp Crystal Lake. 

If you want an in-depth look at the lawsuit and to have many of your questions answered, this website is your go-to. In fact, in the Reddit thread we found yesterday — a couple of fans never even knew that there was a lawsuit; just that it had been a while since they’d seen Voorhees.

Of course, everyone has their own opinions on the character, and some say that it might be time to allow new horror icons to reign. Others are still crossing their fingers for the return of the masked killer. We’re part of the latter group — those icons, we could watch them forever. 

While the news today brings us no real movement in the case, it marks a day when a decision was made, which may lead to more after it. Fans are hopeful that there will be a day when a new Friday the 13th film hits theaters, and they can pull out their Camp Crystal Lake t-shirts and head to theaters.

Would you like to see more Jason Voorhees movies? What are your thoughts on the lawsuit? Let us know.


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