Paramount Pictures has opted to put down its attempted reboot of Friday the 13th, which now means it’s proposed October 13, 2017 release date is out the window.
The company, who released the original saga beginning with 1980’s groundbreaking camp horror film, was to regain the rights from Warner Bros. as a result of their collaborative effort Interstellar. However, not only did they pull the release date from its schedule, they broke the news to Platinum Dunes and director Breck Eisner that they have shut down production completely.
One rumored reason for the unexpected shut down has to do with the failure of Rings, the third installment of the Ring franchise, at the box office. Nevertheless, Paramount has decided to put the Jennifer Lawrence starrer mother! in the October 13 slot that the reboot would have filled originally.
The last time fans saw Jason was actually a reboot itself, the 2009 Platinum Dunes version directed by Marcus Nispel, who also helmed the more modestly successful 2003 PD reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Production was scheduled to begin within a month or two but now it looks that this reboot, much like Jason Voorhees himself, can Rest in Peace.