Only a few weeks after a report claimed the Friday the 13th remake was set to start out capturing this spring, Paramount Photos has unceremoniously canceled the mission. The studio has pulled the horror remake from its October 13, 2017 launch date, instantly slotting director Darren Aronofksy’s mom!, starring Jennifer Lawrence, into that date. The studio additionally unsurprisingly pulled World Struggle Z 2 from its 2017 launch slate, with the studio now aiming for a 2018 or 2019 date.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that, regardless that no solid members had been set but, casting was beneath method with the mission nonetheless eyeing a mid-March manufacturing begin. Earlier immediately, although, the manufacturing firm Platinum Dunes and director Breck Eisner got phrase by Paramount that the studio was pulling the plug on the mission. Insiders declare that the middling field workplace outcomes of Paramount’s Rings, one other try to revive a stagnant horror franchise, performed an element in Friday the 13th‘s cancelation.
Rings was produced beneath only a $25 million finances, however it solely took in $13 million domestically this previous weekend. Though it picked up $15.5 million internationally for a worldwide opening weekend of $28.5 million. Nonetheless, insiders claimed that Paramount executives instantly began second-guessing their Friday the 13th mission, as a result of they had been supposedly aiming on the similar viewers. Different insiders claimed that Friday the 13th is on the “reverse finish of the horror spectrum” than Rings. No story particulars had been ever confirmed by the studio, however producer Brad Fuller teased in Could that this mission would give a brand new origin story for the long-lasting Jason Voorhees. He later backed away from that assertion, claiming they’re creating an ‘alternate actuality’ for this iconic horror character.
Whereas that is the primary time that Paramount has utterly pulled the plug on the mission, the studio has delayed the discharge date quite a few instances prior to now. It had been initially set for launch on March 13, 2015, method again in 2013. The reboot was later pushed to November 13, 2015, after which to Could 13, 2016, earlier than touchdown on its new January 13, 2017 launch date, after which being shifted once more to October 13, 2017. Paramount has not confirmed that the mission is absolutely canceled, with a studio supply near the mission solely stating that, “the manufacturing was not able to go at this date.”
Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) most not too long ago labored on the script, which reportedly consists of Jason Voorhees’ father, Elias Voorhees, who has been talked about in a tie-in novel, however has by no means been proven on display earlier than. This mission was mentioned to take the mission again to the 1980s, and present Jason’s whole household, together with his mom Pamela Voorhees. Earlier than this most up-to-date incarnation of the script, there was speak that the producers had been aiming for a discovered footage story for this Friday the 13th remake, however they later confirmed that side was dropped after the followers vocally spoke out in opposition to it. It is doable that Paramount may revive this mission in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later, however for now, plainly Friday the 13th and Jason Voorhees are each lifeless, in the interim.