FRIDAY THE 13TH Reboot Set for March 13, 2015; Paramount Launches the Franchise’s 13th Installment

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If that headline has you wondering, “Wait, didn’t they just reboot the Friday the 13th franchise four years ago?”, you’re not crazy.  In a property swap between Paramount and Warner Bros. earlier this year, the former studio picked up the full rights to the horror franchise in exchange for WB getting in on Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi pic, Interstellar.  As Matt correctly prognosticated in his write-up, Paramount moved relatively quickly in launching another installment of Friday the 13th, which will be the thirteenth film in the series and will open on March 13, 2015.  Hit the jump for more.

friday-the-13th-reboot-2009Successful R-rated horror films of late have been produced on micro-budgets and spun into lucrative franchises.  As a point of comparison, the 2010 film Paranormal Activity 2 earned a global box office of $178 million on a budget of about $3 million, while the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot netted about $91 million worldwide on a $19 million budget.  Not exactly a slouch, but when success is measured less by the total box office and more about the profit margin, the micro-budget format is the clear winner for movie studios.

There’s a chance that Paramount will borrow a bit of the modern horror movie formula as rumors suggest the use of “found footage” in the new reboot.  (Shock Till You Drop’s Ryan Turek originally Tweeted about this possibility earlier this fall, which was reported by /Film.)  Anything goes at this point, but at least now we’ve got a release date to set our sights on.

Here’s the release date announcement:

Paramount sets FRIDAY THE 13th for March 13, 2015. Not a sequel to the reboot, mind you, another reboot entirely.



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  • Horror is Dead

    Found footage is THE worst thing to happen in cinema history.

    • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

      Have you seen the recent 3D craze?

    • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

      Have you seen the recent 3D craze?

    • The Flobbit

      Worse than Adam Sandler and Tyler Perry? In drag?

    • Farrell

      It’s actually an interesting filmmaking tool…but Hollywood is to blame for slapping it on lots of movies without knowing how to use it.

  • Horror is Dead

    Found footage is THE worst thing to happen in cinema history.

  • Yup

    Camp Counselors!
    Repeat.
    Camp Counselors!

    You know, decent 16-21 year old kids, who for good reasons want to work at a Summer Camp over the Summer.

    No prick guys,
    No back stabbing friends.
    No alcoholic, douches.

    4-5 Camp Counselors, made up of decent teenagers who get picked off.

    And a human Jason.

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  • Btbcc12859

    Agree with previous comments. No found footage and no 3D. I actually didnt have a issue with the reboot, so a sequel would work better for me.

  • Btbcc12859

    Agree with previous comments. No found footage and no 3D. I actually didnt have a issue with the reboot, so a sequel would work better for me.

  • LEM

    There was just a remake in 2009… are there no existing original horror scripts?

    • Kevin

      There are, but no one goes to see them when they come out.

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  • God’s Diamond

    I still haven’t seen the 09 version but wanted to cuz jt has jared padelecki from supernatural and the redhead from mentalist. Sucks they won’t get to be in a sequel but oh well.

    • Norman Dostal

      they both die so how could they?

  • Lucas Accardo

    Let’s hope for a better movie that the terrible recent reboot. To open a Friday the 13th movie with the Paramount mountain and stars will feel nice. That said , if they go “found footage” crap with this one , i won’t even bother watching it.

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    why not making a Jason Vs Thor ? Or Jason Vs Predator ?

  • Mike

    They should just call it “The 13th”

  • Oolie zool

    They should end the series with a movie about found footage from Jason’s own camera. It’ll show how Hollywood managed to kill the unkillable monster. Not with knives or guns or fire, but with horrible decisions.

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  • Kevin

    It would be cool if the town finally decided to tear down the camp and see how Jason reacts.

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  • doctor_robot

    blood n’ boobies!!

  • http://www.thefilmrush.com/ James S.

    You got it right, Yup. Hopefully Paramount will be smart and go back to their roots. The last “reboot” should have been a straight remake of the original Friday the 13th (maybe with a little retooling on the mystery of the killer). It would have been a great way to respect the source material and introduce a new Jason Voorhees at the end. Instead, they allowed Bay, Shannon, and Swift within a thousand feet of the project, which essentially doomed it from the start.

  • http://www.thefilmrush.com/ James S.

    You got it right, Yup. Hopefully Paramount will be smart and go back to their roots. The last “reboot” should have been a straight remake of the original Friday the 13th (maybe with a little retooling on the mystery of the killer). It would have been a great way to respect the source material and introduce a new Jason Voorhees at the end. Instead, they allowed Bay, Shannon, and Swift within a thousand feet of the project, which essentially doomed it from the start.

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  • doc

    Oh, Jason, will you ever just die?

  • Norberto Aguiar

    A found footage Friday The 13th movie? Really? How disappointing an unoriginal. They need to make a Friday The 13th movie that takes place during the Christmas season! Jason in the snow amongst all the holiday decor and cheer killing and drowning it in blood. Now that would be amazing!

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