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[Exclusive] ‘Friday the 13th’ Cursed; Production Has Been Shut Down

Well, this news isn’t good.

Just about an hour ago we told you that Paramount had pulled this year’s planned Friday the 13th reboot from their release schedule, meaning Jason Voorhees will no longer be returning to the big screen on October 13th. At the time we wrote that, we weren’t sure if filming was still scheduled to begin in mid-March, as planned, but now we’ve learned a bit more about this mess.

From what we’re hearing, production on the new Friday the 13th has been indefinitely shut down, suggesting that there is indeed a death curse attached to our old pal Jason. From what we understand (from the initial story in which rights to Interstellar were swapped for “South Park’s” Cartman and Friday the 13th), Warner Bros./New Line were to get the rights to the franchise back in 2018, so it seems likely that the next Friday the 13th film will not be made by Paramount.

[Related] The Troubled History Behind the Next Friday the 13th

We can only speculate, but this sure seems to have something to do with Rings failing to make big bucks at the box office this past weekend. Though it came in second place overall, the 12-years-later franchise sequel made just $13 million (domestically) on a $25 million budget; considerably less than Paramount likely hoped to make from Samara’s return.

Did they get cold feet and pull the plug on Friday the 13th as a result of Rings‘ performance over the weekend? Given the timing, that seems to be the likely explanation.

Breck Eisner (The Crazies) was to direct the reboot from a script by Aaron Guzikowski.

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218 Comments
  • HarryWarden

    What. A. Joke. Fuck Paramount.

  • filthlord

    honestly I just want a Freddy Vs. Jason 2. that should honestly be enough to reboot both the Friday The 13th and the Nightmare On Elm Street franchises as well as that whole era of slasher in the process.

  • Trisha Tachanawa

    Wow

    • Khy

      I think you said it for us all Trisha.

  • Khy

    *In my Jessica Lange voice* You’ve broken my heart for the last time!
    *Pulls trigger*

    • J Jett

      Khy, i know i’m totally off topic but was it you who watched/liked the tv show SALEM? if so, i’m very late to the party but i just started watching it last week (i’m now nearing the end of season 2!) and i LOVE it! Janet Montgomery as Mary Sibley is AMAZING! i also love Tamzin Merchant as Anne Hale! i’m bummed to learn the show ended it’s run at it’s 3rd season.

      • Khy

        Yes, SALEM is AMAZING. A TRUE nasty horror show that is completely unapologetic. Glad you are enjoying it. Such an amazing show that I wish could’ve gotten a bigger spotlight on a bigger network.

  • Blood Boil

    Did anyone really think that Rings would have done well?

    • WALKTER

      I did! I also thought we were getting another Friday the 13th, but here we are.

  • ScriptGiverTJ

    Anyone could have told them Rings would do meh business. Morons.

  • Creepshow

    Meanwhile, the prolonged Amityville movie is cowering in a closet somewhere…sweating.

    • WALKTER

      Either that, or that Leatherface movie.

      • Creepshow

        Two sweaty pit stains.

    • J Jett

      LOL! 🙂

  • WALKTER

    Wait “back in 2018”, what year is it again? I could’ve sworn it was 2017.

    • Darth Stewie

      “were to get the rights to the franchise back, in 2018”

      added comma for emphasis

      • WALKTER

        Whew, that’s better. Thought I was in the future or something. I don’t know how I’d explain away two years worth of no shows.

  • M7MMDPRO

    I don’t think we asked for it!
    Did we?
    We’re tottaly cool with whatever we have.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    What a surprise! (said no one ever)

  • Joris Westerdaal

    This would mark the second time Rings ruins it for Jason. Another reason to hate the Rings franchise.

    • J Jett

      Joris, when was the first time that happened?

      • Joris Westerdaal

        I made a mistake. It was The Grudge that did it the first time (Freddy vs Jason vs Ash).

  • Rez

    Well F**k me…..I really wanted to see a new Friday the 13th movie but I wasn’t to thrilled to hear that it was going to expand on more of jason’s origin, so maybe this is a good thing. I really do hope that a movie gets made but lets hope it gets done right! Ok lets see Jason vs Freddy vs Ash

  • G.A. McGillivray

    I’ll say it again. A few days ago Brad comes on this site – starts freaking about how horror movies don’t have originality – and now F13 a WWZ2 are done for as far as the foreseeable future…. Way to go.

  • Geno1987

    At least New Line did shit with Jason rather than treat him like a bastard child, sell him off to another company, get him back later on and neglect him further.

  • tlyon2

    Yup another site confirmed that it was Rings poor box office that shut down the new Friday the 13th movie, now we know 100% for sure!

    • MadCows

      Fuck Rings!

  • Darkknight2149

    Just when it looked like it was finally going to happen. Well, at least we can still look forward to LEATHERFA… Oh.

    • HarryWarden

      What the hell is up with Leatherface? I’ve seen people say that they wish Lionsgate had F13 but they don’t know that Lionsgate has been sitting on Leatherface for who knows how long at this point. Fuck all of them. Horror is so disrespected by Hollywood it’s infuriating.

      • Darkknight2149

        I wish I knew. If this film actually happens, hopefully they don’t turn him into a superhero with a chainsaw again like in TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D.

      • Saint of Killers

        It would be nice to have Leatherface, Candyman, Micheal Myers, Pumpkin Head, Reanimator, Gillman, Critters and Brain Zombies from Return of the Living dead make a comeback. Freddy Kruger too, but only if Robert Englund returns.

    • Plisskenman

      Leatherfuck?…why dont they just let him loose in the southside of Chicago during a blackout….think of all the fun.

      • Darkknight2149

        I’ve actually always wanted to see Leatherface unleashed on a crowd of people in a CHAINSAW film. I was hoping that was going to happen in TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, but he didn’t kill anyone in that disappointing carnival scene. Not. One. Person. Ugh…

  • Typical bullshit. Never Hike Alone can’t come out quick enough.

  • Abandoned_Being

    Paramount, you disappoint us all. Damn.

  • WOLF

    Friday the 13th isn’t Rings. Rings has one popular movie (in US).
    2016 was not a good year for paramount movies. Friday would have made money so it makes sense paramount would can it (considering their poor judgement lately).

    • Seriously. Jason is way more iconic and enduring than Samara. A new F13 movie will make money. Paramount has no one to blame but themselves.

  • Glitchiee Glitch

    here is a great idea.. HOW ABOUT YOU MAKE THE MOVIES THAT WE ASK FOR AND STOP MAKING THE SHIT WE DIDNT ASK FOR .. damn… i should be running these studios cause that shit wasnt that hard

  • Mamet006

    Fucking Christ. All I want is a new god damned Friday the 13th movie. You died on that cross Jesus so that I could have one.

  • J Jett

    apparently the new film from Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence called “Mother!” (also from Paramount) will now hit theaters on October 13, 2017 taking this F13 movie’s place. WHAT THE FUCK is going on over at Paramount? WWZ 2 and F13? well this sucks.

    • TBRhine

      It’s secretly a Mrs. Vorhees prequel.

  • MadCows

    This is fucking bullshit. Who gives a shit about Rings? It was your own fault spending $25M on that. Friday the 13th would have been huge! Fuck you Paramount! Hopefully New Line will get the rights back next year (I think it’s next year) and greenlight something.

  • Darkknight2149

    I know some people were excited simply to see another F13 film, but I do think that we just dodged a bullet.

    It was a reboot from Platinum Dunes that explores the secret origin of why Jason can’t die. It was never going to end well…

    • wil mcmullen

      Omg! I swear reading ur reaponse made me literally laugh out loud because you are 1000% correct. I thought i was the only one who gave a raised eyebrow to the synposis i kept seeing for this next f13.

  • Jay

    Bad shitty news 🙁 Its like punishment for not giving our money to see Rings

    • Khy

      Worse part? I actually did give my money to go see Rings, today of all days. Boy do I REGRET it lol

  • tlyon2

    I went on twitter and told Paramount Studios they are now the laughing stock of Hollywood for canceling the next Friday the 13th movie! What a bunch of morons.

  • Necro

    Fantastic TLYON2! Thank You seriously! I never heard of such dumb shits like the jokes at Paramount!

  • jasonlives1986

    So wait.

    They’re not gonna make this move and let their rights lapse because some crappy ring franchise failed?

    Losers

  • Necro

    I agree with what you’re saying but all we’ve been doing is waiting. And to publicly release that bullshit reasoning. I’d rather they lie to us then to play off some ‘Rings’ excuse.

  • jasonlives1986

    Brad fuller just yesterday tweeted that he couldn’t comment on the casting cause it hadn’t started yet.

    So either he had no idea this was coming or was leading on the fans.

    So now we’re in a predicament if this is truly canceled due to concerns if theirs an audience for this that the future of this movie will lie within if the next Halloween movie is a success.

    This is truly a bad way to do business. Holding up the rights to f13 for 5 years when Wb could be doing something really aggravates me

    • Francesco Falciani

      hollywood reporter said it was a this morning paramount decision…so no…fuller didn’t know it at yeasterday. he twitted about derek and how he loved him

  • Chance LeBoeuf

    So, in other words it’s an arbitrary corporate response based on no real reasons.

    These studio execs are completely detached from reality.

  • turk

    The silver lining is that that hack Eisner won’t be directing.

  • diapers

    Well, shit! I want me a new F13 BAAAAD, but maybe a(nother) reset button isn’t the end of the world. If I were emperor of all, I’d give Adam Green 5M, rent a camp, film a goddamn old school slasher F13. No backstory, no mysticism.

    • TBRhine

      I want my reboot prequel starring Nana Visitor as Mrs. Vorhees.

      • diapers

        And I, in turn, demand Kevin Bacon as a younger Crazy Ralph.

      • Simon Allen

        Ugh …she was fuckin’ terrible !!!!!
        Betsy Palmer would spin in her grave .

    • Plisskenman

      And no fuckin caves

    • Horrible Day

      Knowing Adam Green we’d probably get Kane back as well, would be awesome

  • Wadsworth Van Hagar

    I bet the movie will be back on if that new vidya game does well.

  • Peter Kushing

    Fuck those ‘Rings’movies. Shits weak as fuck. Paramount and Hollywood have always shit on the Friday franchise, even though those films always make money and have a rabid fan base.

  • Khalil Wright

    Because of Rings? RINGS doesn’t have the same amount of star power as Friday The 13th!!!

    • nicholasmwalker

      yeah i heard the rumor that this was due to the dismal response to rings. but i have a tough time with that… friday the 13th is HUGE compared to the ring and has a bigger fan base… i mean they are making a video game right now and they have new toys coming out every other month. blaaaah this totally bums me out i was really looking forward to this

      • Plisskenman

        Fuck Rings. They had the chance to make ass over fist money a year after The Ring came out. They waited too long to make this. F13 would blast any other film at the theater opening night.

  • The_Gentleman

    It’s a mercy killing. I don’t need anymore of these movies and I especially don’t need a dumb Jason origin story. They had their shot in 2009 and blew it. Put the $$ towards something original.

  • Khy

    Nothing better happen to Alien Covenant, Saw Legacy, IT or Cult Of Chucky or else I’m going to die. Like literally die.

    And what makes this day even more crappy is I went and saw that fucking Rings today. That movie carries some bad juju.

    • Chasing The Dream _34

      Do you have the script?

    • jasonlives1986

      Every single movie you just mentioned already completed filming except chucky. Which is currently over halfway through

      • Khy

        Yeah I know, I’m just being melodramatic. lol

        • jasonlives1986

          It would be f13 luck to complete filming this year and sit on the shelf for four years with Paramount and wb splitting hairs on the legalities of who had the legal right to release it because of an expired contract

    • gabriel

      It could be a great marketing tool. They actually continue with F13, advertise another film to be released on this Friday, Oct. 13th, and then surprise everyone when it turns out to be Part 13

  • TBRhine

    When did Paramount get the Friday rights back? I thought Cunningham bought them back in ’93 and had been working with New Line ever since.

    • Khy

      New Line gave them back to Paramount in a deal for allowing them to work on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar back in 2013.

      Paramount was given five years to knock out as many Fridays as possible and they didn’t knock out any and now the future of the franchise is as up in the air as a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade blimp.

      • jasonlives1986

        I’m sure they can release the movie whenever they like.

        I assume the 5 year window only really means they can’t make them.

        I know it sounds dumb but I imagine that we couldn’t sue paramount for releasing this movie Jan 1st 2018 if it was filmed in 17.

        • Khy

          True. But it doesn’t sound like it’s even going to film this year if production has indeed been shut down.

          • jasonlives1986

            I don’t understand how it can shut down 6 weeks in advance.

            It means all the money they spent on development up and to anything currently done for the prop department that they can’t just eat the cost.

            Even the worst of the worst f13th broke above even.

            Just friggen do it man

          • ScriptGiverTJ

            They are probably thinking/know the money lost now is way less than finishing a movie they know/feel will lose money.

  • I’m not shocked because this project was delayed a lot of times and I decided to don’t believe in anymore production details.
    I will need to see the film to believe, haha.

  • Chasing The Dream _34

    Does anyone have the script? Now that F13 production is shut down it can’t be leaked lol.

    chapmanville92@gmail.com

    • I want the script too 🙂

      • jasonlives1986

        You two realize that the script hasn’t leaked and if anyone here really truly has it they got it from a source that they aren’t gonna just hand to you right?

        • Chasing The Dream _34

          I’ve seen a few people say that they have read it. No harm in asking bub.

          • Chasing The Dream _34

            Obviously they may not really have but still yet no harm in asking lol.

          • jasonlives1986

            Yes and that’s fine

            I’m saying that they are either lying about that or that they are involved in a circle of friends and online community that you aren’t.

            I’m willing to bet my ass off that Mr d has a copy of it and I’m willing to bet my ass off that there’s zero chance he gives it to us lol

          • Chasing The Dream _34

            Yeah thats probably true lol

          • jasonlives1986

            He recently reviewed a copy of an old script.

            And I’m sure he’s had that script since the day it was turned in but sat on it for years until he knew for sure that version of the movie wasn’t being made

  • jasonlives1986

    F13 franchise website hasn’t updated yet and they’ve broke some of the most recent news regarding the project.

    I’m hoping that the reason for this is because they’re waiting in a source to say wtf is happening with this.

    Shutting down is not the same thing as being cancelled.

    Westworld shut down for over 3 months and look at that show now

  • ScriptGiverTJ

    Silver linings: 1. the script sucks. 2. New Line/WB can start fresh in 2018, if they choose to make another one.

    • Khy

      That’s if they even get the rights back. Victor Miller has control of the series starting sometime in 2018. Though I’m still confused on how that works.

      • ScriptGiverTJ

        He does if he wins his case and I’m betting they just pay him off or cut him in for a %.

      • jasonlives1986

        Basically it’s a supreme Court ruling that allows an author of original content to regain their rights to material they created 37? 38? Years after production IF THEY CAN PROVE it was a work for hire.

        It protects people from losing out on royalties

        However I believe the Kirby family lost a case like this in the courts.

        However they were basically trying to lay claim to 95% of marvel and that would of been a story of epic proportions

        • ScriptGiverTJ

          Miller wants to prove it was NOT a work for hire.

          • jasonlives1986

            Yes. My bad

        • Khy

          Thanks for making that clear! So basically if Miller does regain the rights to Friday he can take the franchise to any studio of his choosing?

          Kinda like how Malek Akkad and co. decided to go to Blumhouse after Dimension lost the rights?

          • ScriptGiverTJ

            Miramax regained the rights after Dimension lost them. Not Malek. Miramax partnered with Blumhouse.

          • Khy

            Ah! Ok!

          • ScriptGiverTJ

            Halloween’s rights were different as they were involved in the Weinstein/Miramax split.

          • jasonlives1986

            Yes.

            However there’s debate of what he would actually own ig he did win.

            Remember. Jason wasn’t the killer in the first movie and neither was the hockey mask.

            However if he owned the character and the title but not the mask he still holds quite the trump card.

            Basically if he wins he’s likely to just lease his rights to whoever owns the rights at thst current time.

            Which is Sean Cunningham. Not WB which is a common misconception. They just have rigut of refusal I believe.

          • Francesco Falciani

            at this point Blumhouse could be the only one to save fridaythe 13th franchise to me…at warner/new line is really dead

          • Маразм Клинический

            And why the hell you think, that Blumhouse has any interest to do a F13 film.

            Hell, why the fuck you think, that Miller will go to Blumhouse?

  • Matt Clayton

    The 2009 film was a co-production between New Line/Warner Brothers and Paramount. The reason they didn’t get a sequel to the remake out is that WB and Paramount couldn’t find common ground on what the sequel should be. And it stayed dormant.

    But then when Paramount inherited “Interstellar” with Christopher Nolan attached to direct, WB was so eager to be part of the film they gave up their 50% of the F13 franchise to Paramount for five years (which expires June 2018). And Paramount just doesn’t want to take advantage of it.

    Paramount should boot Platinum Dunes off the Friday franchise and get Blumhouse on it. They’d knock out a decent F13 film for the price Paramount’s hoping for, without it being a found footage film.

    • Khy

      I honestly feel as though Paramount just honestly only wanted the Friday series back to simply cash in on the then success of Paranormal Activity. They were pushing hard for the found footage angle but I think as soon as they saw the found footage craze dying and the Paranormal Activity returns starting to dwindle as well as the intense backlash their plans for a found footage Friday received across the internet- I think they just lost interest. I honestly feel as though they just aren’t interested in making a Friday film and probably never was, they just thought they could extend their found footage gimmick to it and when that didn’t happen- they weren’t as into it.

      Sure we can say Platinum Dunes are to blame as well, but I feel if Paramount truly wanted this film done- it would’ve been out by 2015 with or WITHOUT PD. I don’t think their interest was there after the found footage angle was ditched..

    • wil mcmullen

      I agree.

  • jasonlives1986

    Just had a realization.. if paramount is cancelling the movie then they should just inform wb of this.

    Let wb get a move on project instead of waiting to mid 2018 to officially regain their rights back

  • Vincente DiSanti

    Yeah, because we were all foaming at the mouth when Paramount broke the news they were casting for Rings. smh

  • This is all just stupid.

  • judeau13

    I see this as actually a good thing, a PD produced prequel about Jason’s “powers” may have been the final nail in the big screen F13 coffin. Even Jason is only going to get so many shots at another widescreen release before landing in the direct to home video zone. Best to break away from PD and either retcon back to the part 3-4 era Jason or go zombie Jason and start post Manhattan.

  • Travis_Bickle

    Anyone shocked….really??

    • CrackTheSkye1990

      Not in the least

  • CrackTheSkye1990

    Can’t say I’m surprised by this. At this point, I’m not holding my breath until there’s a trailer. They have till next year to make one and their time is running out. How hard can it be to make a F13 movie? The originals were finished in weeks.

    • Cappy Tally

      Trailer don’t mean a thing. “Before I Wake” for instance.

      • J Jett

        i thought BEFORE I WAKE was pretty good. 🙂

  • KnightSecular_

    Good, now they should get adam wingard or the duff brothers to do it and make it a total 80s throwback.

    • gabriel

      Ti West, too.

  • Cappy Tally

    You’d think this shit would be easy. There are indie directors climbing into that Hollywood field now, like Mike Flanagan or Adam Wingard, who could work wonders with this. Hell, even someone on a lower tier (for now) like Joe Begos could probably kick ass and make an F13 fans and newcomers would enjoy. So it’s mystifying to me that they can’t figure out how the fuck to do what should be so fucking simple.

    • I’m sure that once they retain the rights next year that New Line/Warner Bros will do something with it,for I do really like the sound of Joe Begos being recruited for an F13 film if that ever happens(since he would do more wonders for it than a Wingard or a Flanagan).

      • James

        No definitely not Joe Begos. There are many, many directors who should in line before him.

  • John Piccolo

    I like how every website is reporting this story as an “exclusive” ha ha.. what a joke

    • Meisha’s Taint

      Everything OK at home John?

      • OmarComin’

        Your flange okay?

        • huntermc

          I think his flap valve may need draining.

  • Mr. Screamer
    • Maxime C

      You love Scream Queens, don’t you?

      • Mr. Screamer

        Yes, a lot. 🙂

  • John Piccolo

    The Friday the 13th Remake sucked anyway.. dont want more of the same crap…

  • StevenHarvey1990

    How the fuck you would EVER need $21m to make a Friday the 13th movie I will never know. These producers must be morons. It’s really easy. Follow the Blumhouse model, keep the budgets low, $3-5m and allow the Writer/Director more creative freedom and voila! At the absolute minimum you’d make your money back on the name recognition alone.

    • judeau13

      You need lots of $$ to pay for all of those lens flares and washed out post production color corrections PD is obsessed with.

  • Crimsonrain

    Is this franchise setting a record for the most bouncing around from studio to studio? It’s like watching a tennis match between WB ownd studios to Paramount owned studios. Hell…Give it to Troma. Could lead to Jason vs the Toxic Avenger.

  • Angela M Campany

    There’s a (not currently filming) legend round here. A killer (Movie) buried, but (at the moment dead ) not (fully) dead. A (shooting) curse on Crystal Lake. A death (shooting) curse. Jason Voorhees’s (shooting) curse. They say (that the script was bland) he (it) died as a boy (in the womb), but he (hopefully it ) keeps coming back (with more sequels ). (No one) Few have seen ( the movie) him and lived. Some have even tried to stop him (It).. ( Besides Rings box office apparently ). No one can. ( we all want a modest budget and without a full on origin story )People (nobody ) forget he’s down there…waiting ( and i guess we will continue to wait….forever !!!!!!!!!!!!! ).

    I always loved the opening narration for Part VII …they need to do something like this for the new movie if it `EVER` comes out !

  • Francesco Falciani

    and this is the end of the f13th franchise…this was the only opportunity to see jason again, in 2018 rights will go back to warner that doesn’t give a shit about jason and f13th rights!…maybe in 20 years we’ll have something new…it’s a sad day for fans.

  • Bloodspatta

    So it’s going to go back to WB/New Line who clearly don’t give a fuck about this franchise.

    • Cubsfan17

      They never did

    • Francesco Falciani

      maybe after all of this the conjuring universe (in 20 years) they could realize they have jason and freddy too

      • Маразм Клинический

        They not.

  • Simon Delarue

    I’m sure if the game released later this year does well, we’ll see another movie.

    • Richard Armatino III

      I honestly thought this was the year for a jason movie, with the game coming out Im almost positive the game will do extremely well and the movie would of done great with sales because of the game but I guess paramount was thinking otherwise what a shame I was so anticipating this movie as it being the 13th film dropping on a Friday the 13th in October what a dam shame smh

  • Meisha’s Taint

    We all knew it was coming. I’m just mad at myself at this point for still being surprised. Shame on me

  • Simon Allen

    OMG …so much for 2017 being the year for horror dominating the box office and …fuck you Rings …I knew you were going to be shit but I didn’t think you would cause this to happen.
    They also pulled the plug on World War Z 2 !!!

  • Halloween_Vic

    What the actual fuck man?? Seriously? Why am I surprised? Honestly the Rings is an entire different world and film then a Friday the 13th film so to go off that success would be stupid because clearly the rings looks like shit and definitely did not need to be made. Overall this is a bummer, this was the only exclusive slasher film that was possibly confirmed for this year. I’m disappointed looks like we won’t see Jason for another 5-6 years.

    • Modok

      The Rings connection is wild speculation. I’m no studio exec, but I’d be surprised if they actually dropped the movie simply because another horror movie did poorly at the box office this week. I think it’s more coincidence and theorizing than anything else.

      Personally, I’m glad the new Friday the 13th isn’t going forward. It would’ve been a big disappointment. We just went through this a few years ago with the 2009 version, which was mediocre and didn’t re-kindle long-term interest in the franchise. Plus, slasher films are over in general, and this isn’t a writer-director team that gives one a lot of confidence.

      In fact, if you add in Rob Zombie’s Halloween and the Jackie Earle Haley Nightmare on Elm Street, there are real diminishing returns with reviving ’80s slasher franchises. Yes, there’s the opening-week cool factor of seeing an old icon back on the screen, but that enthusiasm gets killed off pretty quick when the movies themselves are lousy.

      The only way a new Friday the 13th could possibly work is by turning over the reins to an indie up-and-comer, not a studio hack. Someone needs to come up with something new and unique, because “Remember Jason?” isn’t enough.

      • ChampionOfLight

        I wouldn’t be surprised if they dropped one horror film due to the performance of another. Disney did the same thing when they killed a third Tron because of Tomorrowland’s failure.

        But I also wouldn’t think it is just because of Rings – I would think it had more to do with them believing (based on Rings performance and the budget of the new F13 or even the screenplay) that they would not make back their costs.

        It’s still shitty BUT also consider the alternative (since we’ll never know for sure)… what if the current film that was in pre-production was just not really good? What if they killed it because it hasn’t met whatever quality standards they determined it should meet and were considered prior to full production that they would not make the money back? Honestly… I doubt that the people that cancelled it cared about the quality of it but they did certainly care about making a profit off of it and for whatever reason they seemed to determine it was unlikely to happen.

  • Meatwad

    Sad day in horror.

  • wrestling fan 36

    F***********CK!!!!!! Friday the 13th is not Rings!!! People have been waiting for another F13 movie as for rings people done forgot about that franchise, BIG F’N DIFFERENCE!!!!

  • John Allison

    Personally, I bowed out of watching the Friday the 13th franchise after “Jason Takes Manhatten”. Come up with something new, ffs…

    • Justin McGill

      They did.. But people hated them and then got the remake.

  • Jailton Rocha

    So, someone can explain to me why Paramount decided to get back the Friday the 13th rights in 2013 and didn’t make any movie since then? Warner/New Line will get the rights back next year…

    In 2013, I thought that Paramount wanted to make a Friday The 13th movie, but I guess I was wrong…

    • ChampionOfLight

      I’m sure some people did. But between then and now I’m sure different people were involved with different intentions and eventually it got to this point where the people in charge were simply not as interested now as others had been or didn’t believe it would recoup the cost.

  • dukeblues

    Why they would base this decision on a ridiculously dumb movie like Rings is beyond me.

  • Golic
  • Chasing The Dream _34

    Atleast we may possibly get FVJ2. Sucks though cause we wont get Robert or Kane.

  • DarkBree

    What? This can’t be real!! After so much effort to bring this to life, they just give up?!

  • Vincent Kane
  • Mike Lawrence

    Just stop announcing these Friday movies until they’re actually happening. Between these and Halloween it’s just sickening now to even talk about it

    • James

      The sad thing is that it sounded like it WAS finally coming together and happening. And then just as quickly it fell apart again….

  • Tony Sola

    well at least we’ll get a new Halloween this year! Oh wait.

  • Blade4693

    Idk why they would pull this based on Rings, the only thing they have in common is that they are horror films. Friday The 13th is legendary and iconic, the american Ring movies are just trash lol such disrespect.

    Anyway I was hoping Paramount would make the next film, New Line (IMO) did Friday dirty when they first got the rights and made JGTH and X. FVJ and 2009 were cool though.

    • ChampionOfLight

      It is dumb to pull a film from production based on a different film from a different crew but, sadly, this isn’t too uncommon. Disney killed a third Tron (despite the success of the second) because of the failure of Tomorrowland.

      • Simon Allen

        Or maybe because the second one was terrible and they barely managed to get away with it so they decided too take the money and ….RUN.
        And Tomorrowland stank beyond belief and deserved to flop .

        • ChampionOfLight

          I’m not arguing that Tomorrowland was good – I, personally, had no interest in seeing it. But I did enjoy Tron: Legacy and it did do very well. The first part of that is subjective and the second is not. That all being said, certainly no one is managing to “get away with” anything or taking “the money” and running by cancelling plans for a sequel. Disney just doesn’t want to take the chance on it after how a different big-budget live action special effects film performed at box office. Similar to the alleged situation regarding this F13 film and Rings.

          • Simon Allen

            It took $400m worldwide which for a massive budget movie really isn’t great and the reviews were pretty bad .
            A lot of people were really disappointed by the movie …especially fans of the original , many of these people saw it because they loved the first one hence it’s box office haul .
            Disney realised they got by on good will and not good quality so they didn’t take the risk again because they doubted they could pull it off twice hence my “taking the money and running” summary .

          • ChampionOfLight

            Massive budget? The film was made for 170 million so it was a success (albeit not a monster success like a Marvel movie) despite being a sequel to much older movie that a lot of regular movie-goers of the new film likely didn’t see. And the reviews were overly mixed – not bad. There were more positive reviews then negative but more mixed then anything else and how people felt about the film was entirely subjective. I also wouldn’t claim its box office haul was simply due to people that “loved the first one”. A lot of people saw the follow-up but I’d be surprised if majority of those people would consider themselves fans of the original or had even saw it being that it was released some 28 years earlier.

  • Whiskeyriver

    Christ, how hard is it to make a Friday the 13th film? It’s an unstoppable Maniac that stalks and kills stupid Teenagers. Write up an entertaining but good script, hire an indie, or up and coming Director that has the passion and fire for this sort of genre and then put a budget to it and have a go at it. In the back of my mind, I feel like the company that owns the rights to the franchise are trying not to muck it up because somewhere down the road, Tarantino is going to come on board and give us his take on the Jason Voorhies mythos. For me, at least, that is the only glimmer of hope I have for all these constant delays.

  • I’d be fine with this sort of tomfoolery if it eventually resulted in something great. But time and time again these things either get second-guessed out of production or into a mediocre product. Then the studio response is – “Welp, I guess horror movies don’t make money anymore.”

  • gabriel

    unrest in peace, jason.

  • Mightygil

    I may be in the minority, but the world doesn’t need another Friday the 13th movie

    • WOLF

      If people want to see more, then yes, there should be more. I don’t care about movies like Fast and Furious..insidious… Twilight etc. But if they make people happy, then so be it. I’m not going to tell their fans they shouldn’t have more sequels.

      • Thank you. Some people have an attitude of “If It doesn’t make me happy then it shouldn’t exist”, which I don’t understand. It’s like a fuck you to the fans that do want more. People that don’t want a new Friday could just not watch it.

      • Mightygil

        fair enough, but I would rather see something new. And this is why it’s so hard to get something new anymore, people are content to play/watch the same thing over and over

    • Chris Genth

      I’m going to pretend I didn’t read that! Of course we need another Friday, put jason back at crystal lake in the 80’s. Have teens smoking pot and having sex.that’s the formula the same shit, maybe why I’m such a AC/DC fan. Lol

      • FOXCYBORGNINJA

        Maybe replace the pot smoking with stoners looking for and eating magic mushrooms and have the teenagers hallucinating them seeing the “urban legend” Jason not realizing that what’s happening is actually happening and Jason sneaking around the forest killing people.

        • Chris Genth

          Hey now that sounds good, I think paramount has run out of ideas

      • Mightygil

        yeah, they’ve done most of that and it didn’t work. Can’t see it working this time either

        • Chris Genth

          Well that’s the thing about Fridays, u either love them or hate them. I admit after chapter 4 they started getting queefy, but I’m a loyal fan

          • Mightygil

            see that’s my issue. I love the first and the second and third were decent, but after that there’s a steep decline which means well under half the movies are good. Give us a new interesting killer instead

          • Chris Genth

            I totally understand were your coming from. I guess that’s why paramount keeps putting these movies out for idiots like me. I’m old school 44, so anything with Jason and I’d be happy. The one they were talking about sound interesting with having Jason’s mom and father, but who knows now what’s gonna happen

  • Matt Mask

    Just do what every other filmmaker does,,,,Hire Dwayne The Rock Johnson to star in the film. Cast him as a former camp counselor who returns to Crystal Lake and whoops Jason’s ass….Or better yet…Cast The Rock as Jason…and make Jason talk and tell potential victims before he kills them…Do you smell what The Jason is cooking.

  • SonnyFern


    Well, you’ll always have this

  • c-s-a78

    sounds like another excuse to me!!!

  • EmPleH

    Is anyone really surprised that this movie is not being made? I mean its been in limbo for how many years with script changes and different directors. It feels like the studio is overthinking the movie when all you need is a decent script, plenty of unique kills, camp counselors/teenagers, and a decent budget. It’s an easy movie franchise with a simple formula. I don’t know how the studios can fuck this up.

    • ChampionOfLight

      Well – you are looking at every variation as the same movie. It always looked to me like they were taking another crack and returning to the drawing board to make a new script when new directors came on board with new ideas.

      I think the biggest issue they have is determining how they think it will serve them best – is it a “reboot” or “re-telling”, is it a sequel to a previous entry, or is it just its own thing that doesn’t cover any of that… that first decision then leads into more – is it set in the present, the past, the future (ugh!)… etc. That all sounds like over-thinking it (and to a point, it is) but I’m sure these are all things that were being considered with every iteration of the film over the years. And now a new factor may be – if they lose the rights in 2018, is there any point to them spending the money to re-launch a franchise that they would lose very soon? It’d be a one-off film and they couldn’t depend on popularity from a follow-up to be worth the making the new entry if they wouldn’t be able to release a follow-up…

  • lonestarr357

    RINGS only made $13 million dollars. As far as I’m concerned, they should be grateful they even made that.

    • WOLF

      Yeah, it had a couple release dates. It was dumped in February. The reviews were really bad…even with horror sites and fans. Ring was popular, but Ring 2 was not.

  • Stan Heck

    “Friday” has a huge fan base. Its always been a graphic R Rated series of films. “The Ring” was made for Jr High School Girls and never developed a huge following.

    If you ever good to a Hollywood Convention where stars of “Friday the 13th” are there there is always huge lines for them. You never see anybody from “The RIng” at these conventions.

    They made the wrong film! “Friday the 13th” has been around for 37 years now. We have not seen Jason on film since 2009. If Paramount doesn’t want to make the film then fine I hope another studio will pick up the mantle. Blumhouse Dimension Universal Lions Gate.
    There is an audience for this film.

    A new film can be made cheaply. The original was made for $550,000. A remake can be made for $14,000,000.

    Advertising cost in reality would be at much as typical film. A “Less is more campaign” would work wonders.

    • I agree, though I think they could get away with 2mil budget and limited marketing spend like The Witch and simply roll away in the dough. But, hey, we’re not Paramount.

  • Jon

    Is it that hard to kill teenagers

    • Munchie

      Nope *hides knife*

  • A-TOWN CALI DUDE

    Well i cant say that this shit is dandy, I mean fuck. What the hell is going on? ya know the problem is that Paramount should have sold their rights to this franchise A LONG TIME AGO. This studio has been so volatile to this fucking franchise. This cycle of stagnation and limbo, then false jump starts and cancellations. I mean either give up the rights to a worthy and fan-friendly distributor or make the movie already! How the hell The Ring movies have anything to do with Friday the 13th is beyond me, if Paramount is looking at it in crowd turnout, then they fucked up in judgement there. Jason Voorhees draws a WAY BIGGER crowd than those RING movies, and the F13 Franchise has ALWAYS been a canonball of cash for them. So c’mon! The director, writer and script had some game changing potential with this one and Paramount is here shooting themselves in the foot by canning it. What IS the matter Pussies, scared to pull the trigger?

  • Chris Genth

    Us slasher fans are a dying breed, that sucks major ass

    • WOLF

      I think the public is ready for a slasher movie. I think the first one that makes it to the theaters will be a hit (Halloween, Friday etc).

      • Chris Genth

        I hope your right brother, I grew up on slasher movies and I love them. I think my favorite is John carpenter 1978 Halloween, a masterpiece. I hear there gonna do a new Halloween, hopefully it won’t be shit

    • Fourth Eye

      Don’t worry. The genre will never die. It was thought to be dead in the mid 90’s, then Wes Craven’s Scream came onto the scene and we saw a complete resurgence. All it takes is one slasher that is a box-office smash and we’ll get more slashers than we can possibly watch.

      • Chris Genth

        I hope so I love the slasher series and i think I’m not alone. Halloween 1978 was my first one and I’ve never looked back

  • WOLF

    Just look at the number of comments in this thread compared to the other stories on this site. Yeah…no interest in Friday movies..

  • Svensk_Riddare

    Well, this sucks donkey ass….

  • Mike Lawrence

    Why the hell would Rings have any bearings on how successful a Friday movie might be anyways? Completely different series, with a completely different group of fans. Stupidest thing I’ve heard.
    Just because they’re both classified as horror, producers suddenly become Nostradamus??

    • Chris Genth

      I totally agree

  • IT’S GOT A DEATH CURSE!!!!! X-D

  • Adam Clifton

    Bloody Disgusting needs to ask Platinum Dunes WTF is going on with this. They also need to check up on the latest Halloween movie over at Blumhouse which has been stopping and starting as well. Can’t have two of them cancelling on us

    • Francesco Falciani

      platinum dunes brad fuller wrote on twitter that he was shocked by this news…they received a call by paramount in the morning asking to stop production. and he said that it’s dead at paramount. now it’s all in the hands of new line.

      • Adam Clifton

        wow smh

  • Josh Huber

    Complete BS!! 2017 is the year of the slashers we need this. This is what gets people going not fricken ghosts or zombies. I guess Jason is technically a zombie but a bad ass one to be exact. We need more knife stabbing maniac movies in our future. Straighten our new teenagers out and have them pull their heads out of their butts

    • Chris Genth

      Aman brother

    • J.Ryall

      heck yes,Rings was doomed from the beginning,Jason always gets people’s attention

  • MAGLAVERAS VASILIOS

    So……from now on whenever a horror film fails in box office Jason will pay the price ?
    I tell u what…..how bout cancel all movies from now on if a single movie fails in box office ?
    Now……..like others said……WHAT THE F13 HELL THAT BITCH HAS TO DO WITH JASON ?
    That bitch made 13 millions in 3 days…….imagine how much more the king of all boogeyman will make.
    back in 2009 he made 40 millions in just 3 days.
    paramount dudes are comparing samara bikes with Jason rolls Royce cars.
    THEY ARE SIMPLY……….I-D-I-O-T-S and they deserve a glorious f13 machete deaths.

  • WOLF

    Paramount should relinquish their rights now if they aren’t making a movie. I can easily skip any Paramount movie until there are done holding Jason hostage.

  • Маразм Клинический

    I know, that is goin to happen…

  • Satanzilla

    Considering that Eisner was attached, this is really, really bad news. We might actually have got a Jason movie that doesn’t suck monkey balls.

  • Mike tantatelli

    Grrrrrrr. I just reread this. I’m still pissed off!!!!

  • Ash Williams

    The ring is terrible,its hard to get people scared of little girl ghost. Paramount and Platinum Dunes are a joke. Let Adam Green make it. The Hatchet series and Friday the 31st might be the only kind of Friday we get for awhile.

    • Jesse Sikora

      Actually, a lot of people find little girl ghosts to be the most frightening thing ever. But that’s if the movie is good. The 1st ring was great.

      • Ash Williams

        The first ring was good and original i can admit that. The sequels not so much. Alot more fans wanted to see a f13 sequel/reboot then a Ring sequel. A sequel that flopped and might of killed the F13 reboot from happening.

  • AdamX

    Freddy vs Jason’s faults aside, New Line seems like the right place for the 80’s slashers to live and die. They seem to care more for them at least more than say Paramount or Dimension etc.

    • Adam Clifton

      sigh… Jason Goes To Hell (they only bought the series so they can do a Freddy Vs Jason film) premiered in 1993. Jason X (they only did that to remind audiences who Jason was because Freddy Vs Jason was taking so long) premiered in 2002. Yeah… there’s a lot of love there from New Line Cinema

      • AdamX

        Well yes a strong Freddy bias there but the remake was basically Jason kills several unlikable assclowns before jobbing out to some brother/sister duo.

        The one really likable character did everything right and still died, basically New Line at least houses horror movies and wouldn’t fully half ass the release…or maybe they would. I just want a big slasher version of the expendables one day,

  • FromTheAshes21

    Whenever the next film ends up happening, they need to stop fast-tracking them! They tend to be announced with a fast-approaching release date, they start to get things pulled together, and then crash. Chances are if some of the announced slasher films were actually made in their 9 month time frame, they’d end up being sub-par anyways. Instead of treating them like cannon fodder, they need to actually care enough to spend a little more time on them. I’m sure the rights-issue crunch on this one was the reason to fast-track; but this sort of thing happens all the time with sequels.

  • Stan Heck

    Maybe Netflix or Amazon will pick up the rights? Paramount is stupid to cancel this film because “RINGS” failed! “The Ring” did not have a following. It was popualr with Jr High Kids. “Friday” is iconic. It is so well known that even if you have not seen “Friday” you still know who Jason is! “The Rings” must people have no clue who the villain is and they don’t care “Friday” has an audience waiting for it! It is now on its 3rd generation of fans. People love to watch these films “over & over” and have a great time watching them!

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