No ‘Friday the 13th’ reboot, studio decides
Sorry, Jason, you might have finally run out of lives. It seems that Paramount Studios has decided against rebooting the Friday the 13th movie series. It’s about time!
Variety.com reports that Paramount decided Monday to pull Friday the 13th from its Oct. 13 release date. The movie was scheduled to begin production soon. A script, director and producers were all on board.
The Friday the 13th franchise began back in 1980 with the original film starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Kevin Bacon and more. The movie made a killing (sorry) at the box office prompting a long series of sequels.
So why the axe (again, sorry) on the reboot? Variety’s theory is that the studio was already burned enough by its recent reboot of the Rings movies.