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Paramount Just Pulled ‘Friday the 13th’ Off the Release Schedule

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.

*UPDATE: We can exclusively reveal that production on the new Friday the 13th has been shut down*

Breck Eisner is directing with Prisoners‘ Aaron Guzikowski writing the script.

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COMMENTS

51 Comments
  • HarryWarden

    F*** this!! WTF is the hold-up now?

  • Barry Goldsbury

    This is just stupid. Why is it so hard? It’s a damn Jason movie! They pumped them out in the 80s every year on small budgets and we all love them. What are they trying to do? Make ‘Citizen Kane’? I am at the point where I just no longer care.

    • Seal Clubber

      lol I made a Citizen Kane reference too lol …. I should have read the comments first lol

  • Seal Clubber

    This – sadly – was exactly my comment a week or so ago on this site. I don’t understand how it is SOOO hard for them to make these “Friday the 13th” movies …. I mean, the scripts are not “Citizen Kane”, they take a relatively small budget to make, and – most importantly for studios – they make money. Get your shit together guys …..

  • Adam Huckleberry Chenevert

    Maybe the holdup has something to do with them giving us a halfway decent remake and everyone is still bitching about how shitty it was

    • James

      What we needed was a sequel to that remake.

      • J Jett

        James i agree w/ you.

      • I agree. I didn’t hate the remake at all. The few issues I had with it were things that could be easily fixed in a sequel (more likable characters, better kills, an actual score and the spirit of fun present in most of the old movies). They really should have just made a sequel to it.

    • ScriptGiverTJ

      Yup. That’s it. They’ve already invested millions then said “you know what? We are mad at you for not liking the last one. Now new movie. HMPH!”

      • Adam Huckleberry Chenevert

        I was referring to them trying to get the movie perfect so this time they spend millions of dollars they won’t have a bunch of pissed off fans saying everything that’s wrong with the movie

        • ScriptGiverTJ

          Now that makes sense.

  • Jay Maddox

    isnt there a ongoing lawsuit over the F13 rights? maybe that is the cause of the delay?

  • Rohan

    I wonder if it’s legal to make a film based on a franchise for charity, cuz I’d totally write a F1313

  • nowaygetreal
  • tlyon2

    Really again! Well I guess that’s it then because the rights return to WB in January 2018.
    It doesn’t matter anymore now this was their last chance to get it out, I guess Victor Miller the writer of the original Friday the 13th is our only hope now!
    He’s in a court battle trying to win the rights to the original Friday the 13th film and if he wins maybe along with Sean Cunningham or with whoever will help him make a full on prequel after he writes it???
    But I have no idea what’s really going on over there with that at the moment, I guess we won’t know till after it’s over.
    At any rate this totally sucks!!! Thanks for nothing Paramount Studios.

    • WALKTER

      LOL, “I have know idea”, that’s pretty funny.

      • tlyon2

        What I mean by that is I haven’t been keeping up with it! I have no idea how the case is going over there??? I hope that clears it up!

        • WALKTER

          Nope, not at all. I have “know” idea what you’re talking about.

          • tlyon2

            Fixed it!

          • WALKTER

            Atta boy

  • Khy

    R.I.P. Jason/Friday The 13th

    1980-2009

    • Don’t worry. He’ll be back on the big screen again in about 2 decades or so.

    • MadCows

      Don’t say that. You’re killing me.

  • Creepshow

    My movie pitch:

    Make a movie about “the shit-show” of making this movie. It will be a comedy of horrors.

    • Khy

      The amount of writers these idiots went through is bigger than your average Friday body count anyway.
      *sips tea*

      • Creepshow

        The script is already written for my version. Actually, I don’t have to write a fuckin thing. The story is writing itself.
        *sips a beer*

  • Khy

    *Screams in my Gale voice*

  • WALKTER

    Oh well, I really don’t care either way to be honest. I’ve already seen twelve of the stupid things. I don’t know if I really want to see a new one anyway.

  • Khy

    I guess I better go call the funeral home and make arrangements

  • Leon Wisenawski

    Goddamit. Why is this movie taking so long? My avatar is Paul from Part 2 for Chrissakes, and that’s more progress then they’ve made in seven years. At least I have some semblance of footage to show for it.

  • jasonlives1986

    Nothing changed from last week.

    This will be released next winter or spring.

  • Mamet006

    I feel like Matt Damon in ‘The Departed. “Just fucking kill me.”

    We have a better chance of Trump producing his tax returns than Platinum Dunes actually getting this to production.

    • WALKTER

      Why?

  • Daxtreme

    Paramount got cold feet due to Rings under-performing this weekend at the box office.

  • Graham

    Hopefully this only means that they’re delaying the release, and not halting production all together. If they really are just in the casting phase now, it would have been super tight to get it in theatres by mid-October anyway. With any luck it’ll show up on April 13th, 2018 (…but based on the production history thus far, I’m not holding my breath).

  • Khalil Wright

    Wow

  • Judge Satchmo

    Now, more than ever, I find myself thankful for ‘Never Hike Alone’
    https://disq.us/url?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kickstarter.com%2Fprojects%2Fneverhikealone%2Fnever-hike-alone-a-friday-the-13th-fan-film-finish%3Ai01vpPMe8hjVRa1eWTYbp7PUZxg&cuid=2923020

    I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been luke warm on F13. But I find the depth of my disappointment today, shockingly profound.

  • Chris Genth

    Damn, it’s never gonna happen at this pace. But I’d rather them take there time instead of putting out crap

  • WOLF

    Hopefully the franchise will one day land at a studio that wants it. This is ridiculous. Hopefully those involved in this delay gets IBS.

  • Rez

    I really hope that they didn’t pull this because of that shitty movie Rings….which I don’t know one person who gives a rats ass about that franchise any more….so f**k you Paramount!

  • Randall Flagg

    I wasn’t impressed with the remake at all, but I doubt this is over. F13th is a money maker and I’m sure someone will find a way to make it.

  • zombie84_41

    best news ever. Studios need to know and see that they wasting money into these washed up movies. Also they need to stop making shitty horror movies as well. focus on making different soild new horror not the same old same old.

  • CrackTheSkye1990

    Wish Paramount would quit beating around the fucking bushes. This movie is either coming out or it’s not. It’s become another Area 51, also by Paramount, every update we have been getting has been super vague and both films getting delayed and delayed.

    Why couldn’t they have at least put out David Bruckner’s F13. His ideas for it sounded great, but they have to keep going through all these different scripts like it’s fucking rocket science. If the script needs adjustments then make adjustments instead of dicking us around.

  • Adam Clifton

    When they can do 19 Amityville Horror movies but can’t manage to do the 13th Friday the 13th movie…

  • DuckingGold

    Good. Saved from another shitty reboot.

  • Let’s be honest, all this waiting and will they won’t they for a reboot of Friday the 13th, it would’ve been terrible anyway.

  • caca

    Come on Jason. you survive fire, explosions, water, thunder, freddy, machete stabs…how cant you survive from hollywood’s sharkmen?

  • wrestling fan 36

    Whoever runs paramount must not like horror movies. They will make other shitty movies that noone wants to see but keep on saying no to one peeps ACTUALLY wanna see….uggghhhh

  • pablitonizer

    Did you actually think F13 was gonna be made? It’s been pushed back and forward for years, and Paramount never showed any interest on this. It was all wishes and expectation, never actual facts….I said it long ago

  • Jason’s disciple

    Well there’s always next year because the rights and the license to the f13 franchise will revert back to the original people which is Mr.Sean S.Cunningham and Mr.Victor Miller due to the f13 lawsuit that they are involved in and things are looking pretty good for them in that department at least so we’re just going to keep our fingers crossed until next year hopefully!

  • mR_BuNgLe

    Have Fede Alvarez some cash and the goalie mask and let him have at it!

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