“Friday the 13th” Delayed yet Again
Friday the 13th the dormant Slasher horror film will continue to age in development purgatory after Paramount Pictures once again reshuffled its release date. Fans will have to wait another year to watch Jason Voorhees hack his way across Camp Crystal Lake as the theatrical release is set for Friday the 13th of January 2017. Due to lackluster box office draws, the month of January is long considered to be reserved for films movie studios have little faith in. The reboot originally scheduled for a 2016 release is directed by David Bruckner, based off the screenplay written by Nick Antosca. Brad Fuller and Andrew Form of Platinum Dunes are the production team behind the “Friday the 13th” reboot. Details of the overall plot remain secretive however Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes had this to say on the eagerly awaited “Friday the 13th” reboot:
“…the new movie could play with established mythology or a different time frame in Jason’s life.”
That’s something to look forward to, of course if the film ever gets released. This marks the third time Paramount Pictures have rescheduled the theatrical release to “Friday the 13th”. Casting for the “Friday the 13th” reboot has yet to be established.
In related news Paramount Pictures played the shuffle game with yet another much anticipated horror film, “Rings” the sequel to the 2002’s remake of the J-horror film “Ringu”. The theatrical release date to the supernatural horror thriller, “Rings” was moved from 13th of November 2015 to the 1st of April 2016.
The official synopsis to the film, “Rings” according to IMDB is as follows:
“Samara returns with a familiar video tape to strike terror again in the third film of the Ring franchise, The Ring 3”
- The Wrap