Jason X is a 2002 Canadian-American science fiction slasher film directed by Jim Isaac. It is the tenth installment in the Friday the 13th film series and stars Kane Hodder as the undead mass murderer Jason Voorhees. The film was conceived by Todd Farmer and was the only pitch that he gave to the studio, having suggested sending Jason into space as a means to advance the film series while Freddy vs. Jason was still in development hell and is set in the future so as not to confuse the continuity of the series. In 2008 (five years after Freddy vs. Jason), Jason Voorhees is captured by the United States government and held at the Crystal Lake Research Facility. In 2010, a government scientist decides to place Jason in frozen stasis after several failed attempts to kill him. While Private Tanner Heflin places a blanket on Jason, Doctor Wimmer, Sergeant Trent, and a few soldiers hope to further research Jason's rapid cellular regeneration and try to take Jason. They pull off the blanket covering his body, but find Heflin dead, instead. Having broken free of his restraints, Jason kills the soldiers and Wimmer. Rowan lures Jason into an "ice" pod and activates it.