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Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash (Also known as Freddy vs. Jason 2) was a planned American horror crossover film that would've been a sequel to the 2003 film Freddy vs. Jason. The film was suggested by film producer and comic book author, Jeff Katz in 2004, whose plot for the movie would later be turned into a six-issue comic book limited series published by Wildstorm and Dynamite Entertainment in 2007.

Plot[]

Set in December 2008, 5 years after the events of the film Freddy vs. Jason and 16 years after the end of Army of Darkness, the story begins with Will Rollins and Lori Campbell (the former protagonists from Freddy vs. Jason) returning to Crystal Lake to put closure to their experience, but Jason kills them a short while after and takes their decomposed corpses to his shack in the woods nearby. There, Jason enters a trance, and Freddy and Jason's "mother" appears to him. Freddy Krueger is now trapped, powerless inside the mind of Jason Voorhees, where he learns of the Necronomicon hidden in the old Voorhees home, with the power to resurrect him. He and Jason's mother (false Pamela Voorhees) convince Jason that if he gets the Necronomicon, Jason will become "a real boy". Meanwhile, Ash Williams is called to the new Crystal Lake S-Mart to give his retail expertise to its team of teenage slacker employees. While there, he interprets a nearby Jason murder as the work of the Deadites. Later, he follows a group of teens to the Voorhees house where he finds the Necronomicon before Jason appears, killing the teens.

At the S-Mart, Ash and the employees begin to make a plan to deal with Jason; however, he ends up killing mostly everyone in the store and escaping with the evil book. Freddy uses the Necronomicon to restore himself to full power and increase Jason's intelligence. Later when Ash and the survivors sleep, they are confronted by Freddy in their dreams. Ash and his motley crew of S-Mart employees confront Freddy and Jason at the Voorhees home where Freddy has already unleashed the full power of the Necronomicon, giving him reality-altering abilities. With his new intelligence, Jason turns on Freddy, attempting to steal the Necronomicon and use its powers for himself.

In a final confrontation between the three horror movie icons, Freddy resurrects all of Jason's previous victims from the Friday the 13th films as Deadites to attack him and Ash and turns the Voorhees home into the Elm Street house. Ultimately, Ash defeats both villains with help from his coworkers and uses the Necronomicon to open a portal, banishing Freddy to the Deadite world while Jason and the Necronomicon themselves are isolated underneath a frozen Crystal Lake.

Cast[]

  • Ken Kirzinger as Jason Voorhees
  • Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger
  • Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. The actors were not interested in a second installment.
  2. The sequel would have required a massive budget, unlike the first film having a production budget of $30,000,000.
  3. New Line Cinema was against the idea of the film's ending, where Freddy was to be killed off for good with Evil Dead's creator, Sam Raimi getting his ending for Ash to win. Freddy Krueger actor, Robert Englund has at down in an interview stating: "New Line Cinema was against it because I just got kicked by Jason; they were afraid, 'cause I was the most successful of the three franchises, they were afraid. ‘We can’t have Freddy killed twice in a row.’"
  4. Due to the lack of progress in the film's development, the final script for the film was eventually transferred into a comic book mini-series from late 2007 through early 2008.

Results[]

  • The second part of the crossover the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises will never happen and both sagas restarted.
  • Friday the 13th was rebooted in 2009 with Paramount and Warner Bros. It was a total box office success, but received negative reviews, canceling a new Friday the 13th saga.
  • The final script for the film was eventually transferred into a comic book mini-series from late 2007 through early 2008 for the same name. The comic book series would a year later receive its comic book-written sequel, another six-issue mini-series, Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors, which was released from August through December 2009.
  • Nightmares on Elm Street was restarted in 2010, with Warner Bros and New Line Cinema charged. It was a total success, but got negative reviews, canceling a new saga of Nightmares on Elm Street.
  • For half a decade, the Friday the 13th series has been stuck in a copyright dispute over who owns the original script, with the result, in part, affecting who can use that iconic hockey mask going forward.
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