Gone are the plans to begin production on the latest installment of the Friday the 13th franchise next month. Paramount has completely yanked this highly anticipated pic from their 2017 release schedule.
It’s no surprise this film won’t be moving forward. The production has been such a chaotic joke that few believed it would actually become a reality, anyhow. From juggling concepts (the period angle that seemed to be the story that execs wanted to run with actually pretty damn awesome) to directors, the new Friday flick has run into obstacle after obstacle. Despite having a pretty cool concept to work from, and a few talented filmmakers once attached, something didn’t seem to sit well with the folks at Paramount.
This isn’t necessarily cause for major concern, as it’s still likely that we’ll see another Friday in the near future. We may be forced to wait things out until 2018, but Friday the 13th is a fair money maker, and the studio is allowing for enough time to pass in between each feature that fan anticipation builds in proper fashion. Paramount won’t skip a buck for too long.
We’ll keep you up to date on the flick as it comes rolling in.
Source: Bloody Disgusting