Yet Another Brand New 'Friday the 13th' Reboot Arriving March 2015
Just when you thought they couldn't pack 2015 (see here) with any more excitement, hype, sequels, restarts and reboots, Hollywood decides to toss another log on the fire. Word is Paramount, after getting their hands on the rights, is developing a brand new Friday the 13th movie. But this won't actually be a sequel to the 2009 remake directed by Marcus Nispel, instead it will be yet another new reboot of the Jason Voorhees horror franchise that first began back in 1980. Earlier in the year, we wrote about Warner Bros sharing the rights with Paramount, which has eventually lead to this latest reboot/iteration coming together. Read on!
Here's the full tweet direct from @ERCboxoffice with some very basic details on the new Friday the 13th:
Paramount sets FRIDAY THE 13th for March 13, 2015. Not a sequel to the reboot, mind you, another reboot entirely.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) November 27, 2013
As expected, the new release date is on Friday the 13th in March of 2015. That should give them more than enough time to find a (good) director, find a cast and shoot this thing sometime next year. For a while we were covering news of a rumored sequel to the 2009 reboot that was going to be set in the snow. The latest Friday the 13th movie fared well at the box office, earning $65 million in February of 2009. The sequel to that movie was declared dead back in 2010 and we've been waiting for any updates since. Will they bring back Derek Mears as Jason Voorhees or start from scratch all over again? How much are they planning to reboot? There are still many questions to be answered, but Jason will be back to kill more campers again.