Well, can’t say we’re surprised.
Against all odds, things finally seemed to be moving along at a steady pace in the world of Friday the 13th, with the upcoming franchise reboot gearing up to begin production in mid-March. As we told you, casting calls were sent out for both young Jason Voorhees and his dad, Elias Voorhees, and we even heard than an effects team was hired to create the mask and props.
Alas, Paramount has once again pulled the rug out from under us.
Scheduled for release on October 13th, 2017, the new Friday the 13th was just completely removed from the studio’s release schedule.
No word yet on if filming is still scheduled to take place in March or if the project has once again been completely scrapped. But we’ll update you as we learn more.
Breck Eisner is directing with Prisoners‘ Aaron Guzikowski writing the script.