Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 69%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Magic Mike XXL Trailer Struts Onstage
It's not bro time, it's showtime
Emily VanCamp's Agent 13 Back For Captain America: Civil War
Reporting for duty
Jon Hamm Plans High Wire Act
Brad Anderson directing the '80s-set thriller
Ginnifer Goodwin Travels To Zootropolis
Jason Bateman is already in Disney's latest
Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell And More Board HHHH
Jason Clarke, Jack Reynor and Mia Wasikowska also join up
Meryl Streep Wants To Rock You In The Ricki And The Flash Trailer
Grammy Award voters, take note
Christoph Waltz Has The Worst Marriage In Georgetown
He'll make his directorial debut and star in the crime drama
Kevin James Finds True Memoirs Of An International Assassin
Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow will call the shots
New Poster For Marvel's Ant-Man Lands
Upping the ante
Aardman Announces Stop-Motion Caveman Movie Early Man
Nick Park's ugg life
Martin Freeman Joins Captain America: Civil War
But which side will he be on?
Jason Momoa In Talks For The Magnificent Seven
While Byung-hun Lee is now aboard
Emily Blunt Will Be A Bronco Belle
Saddle up!
First Pic Of Chloë Sevigny And Kate Beckinsale In Love & Friendship
Whit Stillman reunion klaxon!
Alec Baldwin And More Voicing Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad
James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy also aboard
New Trailer For David O. Russell's Accidental Love
Or, rather, Stephen Greene's Accidental Love
Mark Strong, Jamie Bell And Abbie Cornish On For 6 Days
They'll star in the Iranian Embassy siege film
Jon M. Chu Plans An Escape
Producing Tze Chun's action adventure
Hercules Writer Heads For The Infinite Horizon
Ryan Condal adapting Odyssey comics
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 March 2015
Hannibal Writer Turns To Friday The 13th
Nick Antosca to script the next Jason Voorhees
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Friday The 13th (1980)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Rebooted Friday The 13th Gets A Release Date
Jason's back on... well, Friday the 13th

27 November 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Collider

submit to reddit



Reboots, eh? They're like buses. If you miss one, another usually follows within six years. The metaphorical bus in this analogy is Paramount's freshly re-rebooted Friday The 13th, which, after a 72 month interlude, will be returning to the big screen in a new guise. It now has a release date scheduled for Friday March 13, 2015 - as predicted here back in June

The new Friday The 13th has emerged from a legal battle for the ages. Warner Bros., which owned the rights, ceded them to Paramount in exchange for a piece of the action on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Nolan's New Line had left Warner Bros. after a profitable partnership and decamped to Paramount. Exhibitor Relations tweeted news of the release date.

So what does this mean for Jason and his trusty hockey mask? There's no word on plot or casting yet, but Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Freddy Vs. Jason) have written a "great - better than the first" screenplay. There's also been talk of 3D, whispers of a found footage treatment, and even hints that Jason would be swinging the machete in snowy climes.

Marcus Nispel oversaw Jason's return to the screen for Platinum Dunes in 2009, a moderately successful affair that hacked and slashed its way to $91m in worldwide grosses. The business model for low-budget horror - make 'em cheap, watch the cash roll in - has already enhanced the Paramount balance sheet to the tune of one ginormously popular Paranormal Activity franchise, so this should fit right in.

Friday The 13th hits our screens on March 13, 2015.

 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Stills From The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Lake-town! Barrels! Keys! Dol Guldur!
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
General Election 2015 Photoshop Special: Empire's Movie Cabinet
Vote for Smaug!

Chris Rock: Role By Role
The comedian talks us through his hits and misses

Film Studies 101: Being A Location Manager
Avengers: Age Of Ultron's Jamie Lengyel shares the tricks of the trade

10 Avengers: Age Of Ultron Secrets
Exclusive: Joss Whedon spills the beans on Empire's spoiler podcast

Updated! Stan Lee’s Marvel-lous Cameos – Now With Even More Cameos
From Daredevil to... Daredevil?

11 Of The Silliest Sesame Street Film Parodies
From Aveggies: Age Of Ultron to Big Birdman (and back again)

Richard Armitage Bids Farewell To The Hobbit
On goat-riding, keepsakes and saying goodbye to Thorin

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire Digital Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)