On the heels of yesterday’s news that Paramount Pictures would be delaying their Rings sequel from this year until next, the studio has also pushed back on another major horror franchise installment. Friday the 13th, the upcoming reboot of the classic series that began in 1980 and has spanned 12 films so far, will move from one Friday the 13th to another, according to Paramount. The slasher film will now open on October 13, 2017 instead of the previously announced January 13, 2017.
Despite the relative success the horror franchise has seen from its beginning in 1980 to its latest installment/reboot back in 2009, Jason Voorhees hasn’t had a single soul to violently put to rest in the years since. There was a possible TV series set up at The CW, but that tanked; the current movie tentatively has Breck Eisner (The Crazies) in the director’s chair, but we’ve yet to see any official confirmation to that effect. The most successful iteration in recent years has been the dual-crowdfunded “Friday the 13th” video game, which is still awaiting its release.
Do you want to see another Friday the 13th? Is Jason Voorhees still scary in this modern era of found-footage horror films and franchises that favor paranormal activity over monstrous, immortal serial killers? Let us know in the comments below!
The release date news comes courtesy of @ERCboxoffice:
Ch-ch-ch-ch-bwahahahaha. FRIDAY THE 13TH reboot has been pushed another 9 months–now set to slash on 10/13/17 instead of 1/13/17.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) September 23, 2016
For more of our coverage on all things Friday the 13th, be sure to check out some of our recent write-ups provided at the following links:
- Collider Nightmares: ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Officially Announced; Alexandre Aja Talks ‘Friday the 13th’
- ‘Friday the 13th’ Series Dead in the Water at The CW
- ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot: Paramount Snares Director Breck Eisner
- Collider Nightmares: Shane Black Talks ‘The Predator;’ Gameplay Footage Revealed for ‘Friday the 13th’
- New ‘Friday the 13th’ Movie to Seriously Fuck with Jason’s Origins [Updated]