Tarantino To Direct Next Friday The 13th?

As strange as that title looks… it’s true. I have begrudgingly become something of a mild Quentin Tarantino fan over the last couple of years. Don’t get me wrong… I don’t personally think the guy is “brilliant” or anything… but you can at least count of the fact that his movies will have an awful lot of style to them (good or bad). You see, I like filmmakers that have a distinct flavor to them. They make films that you instantly know are theirs even before reading the credits. “This feels like a Tarantino film”.

Tarantino has also demonstrated that he isn’t afraid to do the unexpected. All these things put together is the reason that I’m feeling cautiously optimistic about this news coming forth from the good forth over at Filmforce:

Oscar-winner Quentin Tarantino is in final negotiations to write and direct the Ultimate Jason Voorhees Movie, an all new Friday the 13th for New Line.

Tarantino’s production company, A Band Apart, referred us to the William Morris Agency. A rep at WMA would only advise us that Tarantino has “not yet” been offered the job while refusing to elaborate any further.

If there’s any (ultra-violent) filmmaker who could make Jason cool and scary again, it’d be the man who resurrected Travolta. I just wonder if the movie will be retitled Kill Jason?

Oh golly. If this is indeed true, you bet the bank that we’re probably in store for the most action and violence that any 13th movie has ever given us. Which makes me smile.