Saturday, 13 May 2017

New Friday The 13th's reboot shuts down

After several false starts, all looked to be finally getting back on track for the latest reboot of the Friday The 13th concept as director Breck Eisner (The Crazies) stepped aboard the project last year. But now news arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Paramount Pictures have shut down the film just weeks before it was due to start shooting.

Whispers of fresh trouble for the reboot surfaced when the studio removed the film – alongside the World War Z (2013) sequel – from their planned release slot. While Jason Voorhees was to have been stalking screens in October, the movie is now back in development limbo. No official reason was given for the brakes being put on pre-production, though one source told The Hollywood Reporter that the movie was simply not ready to go. It probably didn't help that the studio's attempt to breathe new life into the Rings franchise didn't pay off quite as well as they had hoped.

We will have to wait and see what happens next, but for now, it appears that Friday The 13th, at least in its modern incarnation, is perennially unlucky.

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