Maverick film-maker Quentin Tarantino has rubbished reports he intends to direct a new entry in the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise.

But the Kill Bill creator has confirmed studio NEW LINE approached him with the idea of reviving the long-running slasher series about beyond-the-grave serial killer JASON VOORHEES, reports website EMPIREONLINE.COM.

Tarantino says, "What's happening with Friday The 13th? Nothing at all. It's a complete lie.

"I like Jason and everything, but I've no intention of directing a movie. New Line talked to me about it, but it was a complete fabrication, that article.

"I would love to do a horror film. I'm just saying it's not going to be Friday The 13th."

Instead, Tarantino plans to push ahead with his long-gestating World War II project, INGLORIOUS BASTARDS.

He says, "My next film is probably going to be Inglorious Bastards. I've written scenes. I've written a lot of it but now I have to sit down and start putting it together in a script that I can start shooting. And that's a different thing."

15/03/2005 17:22