There has been a lot of complications and issues surrounding both Paramount made World War Z 2 and the Friday the 13th reboot. World War Z 2 lost its director Juan Antonio Bayona in January 2016 and even Brad Pitt got his hands into the search, requesting that David Fincher direct the anticipated sequel.
Friday the 13th faced a lawsuit in August 2016 about who owns the Friday the 13th franchise and script rights. Now it seems the drama is continuing. According to The Wrap, both titles have been pulled from Paramount’s schedule and have become officially undated.
World War Z 2 was originally set to release on June 9, 2017 and Friday the 13th was slated to release October 13th, 2017, a very appropriate date. However, that date has been replaced with the release of the drama mother! starring Jennifer Lawrence (Passengers, The Hunger Games) and directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan).
Needless to say, after waiting so long for the sequel to World War Z and anticipating the release of the new Friday the 13th reboot, the pulling of both titles by Paramount will hit horror fans hard. It’s not for certain if the lawsuit aimed at Friday the 13th has caused any issues with its release date or if the issues finding a director has halted the production of World War Z 2.
If either movies get a new release date, iHorror will keep you updated. For now, all we can do is cross our fingers and hope the projects don’t disappear altogether.
(Featured image courtesy of dailydead.com)