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LeBron James set to produce ‘Friday the 13th’ reboot

American basketball star, LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment are reportedly in talks to acquire the rights to a new “Friday the 13th” movie.

Almost 10 years after the series’ last entry, Friday the 13th looks like it’s the latest slasher movie to get a new installment.

Talks to produce this latest reboot are in-progress between LeBron James’s production company, SpringHill Entertainment, and Vertigo Entertainment, the company behind the recent Poltergeist remake and covert sequel to Blair Witch Project, according to reports from Bloody Disgusting that have been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. This latest reboot would be the second attempt at reviving the film series after 2009’s Friday the 13th, directed by Marcus Nispel.

Insiders say Victor Miller, who penned the original, regained the rights, though it took both production banners to bring back the classic horror series. Given Vertigo and SpringHill’s first look deals, Warner Bros. is expected to land the film. The studio distributed the most recent “Friday the 13th” installment in 2009.

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