Well folks after this weekend’s abysmal opening for Rings, it looks like parent studio Paramount is getting cold feet for a couple of their other horror properties. Sources are saying the studio has shut down the Friday the 13th reboot just weeks before principal photography was supposed to begin as well as cutting World War Z 2 from the release schedule.
The move occurs on the same day the studio undated the pic, which was to have opened Oct. 13.
Platinum Dunes, the production company behind the film, and Breck Eisner, who was to have directed the movie, received word earlier in the day, according to multiple sources.
The film was in preproduction and, while not cast, heading toward a production start in mid-March.
The exact reason for the move is unclear, although one factor could be the poor performance of the studio’s horror movie, Rings. That pic, which like Friday the 13th was to have restarted a horror franchise, cost $25 million and bowed to $13 million over the weekend.
If you think about it, is this really a bad thing? The new reboot probably wouldn’t have been very good anyways. Save the money and use it towards original content, I say.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter