Those of you that have been following this story may have seen our article last night regarding the pulling of World War Z 2 and the Friday the 13th reboot from the Paramount release schedule, but a few hours after making both movies “undated”, Paramount has decided to pull the plug on the Friday the 13th reboot altogether.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the Rings movie could be one of the reasons for the cancellation, along with the current rights litigation and its $21 million budget. Due to the disappointing earnings for Rings on its opening weekend and the fact that it focuses on the same audience might play a large part in it being axed (or machete-d, for lack of better words).
Friday the 13th was due to begin photography in the next couple months for its October release. It seems we won’t be getting a young Jason Voorhees any time soon. Many fans of the World War Z movie are now holding their breaths, hoping its sequel doesn’t receive the same fate. But if we know anything about Jason Voorhees, he doesn’t easily stay dead.
If anything happens regarding the Friday the 13th reboot or World War Z, we will keep you updated, but as it stands, a close source told Hollywood Reporter regarding the reboot that the, “the production was not ready to go at this date.”
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