Can we ever get enough of Jason Voorhees?
Of course, the answer is no. Jason is an all-time classic villian that is almost everyone’s favorite today. Ever since his first cinematic appearance in the original ‘Friday the 13th’ movie in 1980, the character has gained quite a huge fan-following. Today, it’s impossible to think of the horror genre without picturing Jason in his iconic hockey mask.
In the past, we have seen him come back from the dead over and over again, everytime with a new plot in a different movie, but now it has been quite some time since we’ve last seen him. Well, of course, he has been featured in multiple video games and comics, but it’s still not the same. Any die-hard fan would agree that nothing compares to seeing your favorite villians on the screen. Well, of course, except for reading about them in novels. That too, with a little twist—as the protagonist of the book.
You see, a few days ago, Stephen King tweeted about his “best novel idea” that took the internet by storm! According to his tweet, he wants to write about Jason Voorhee’s story from his own perspective. Turning the antagonist into the protagonist of the story. How great is that?
Here’s what the King had to say.
If there’s anyone who can make sense of the some of the unexplained twists in Jason’s story, it’s probably Stephen King. But, hold up. It’s not that simple. Though this idea by Stephen King sounds brilliant, bringing it to completion is not an easy task. Apparently, getting the rights is a bit complicated.
“Just thinking about the legal thicket one would have to go through to get permissions makes my head ache,” King wrote in another tweet. “And my heart, that too. But gosh, shouldn’t someone tell Jason’s side of the story?”
Everyone has been going absolutely crazy seeing King’s tweets. Some are fascinated over the endless possibilities of this story from Jason’s perspective, while others are coming up with fan theories of their own. Even other authors are agreeing with King’s idea!
Here are some tweets that will give you a better understanding of what’s going on.
By the looks of it, it seems like we won’t be getting this novel anytime soon. But, hey! We can still hope, right? After all, if some indie game company can get rights to make a good-for-nothing video game, then surely there is hope for Stephen King and his amazing novel.