Earlier today, Friday the 13th was pulled from Paramount’s slate of upcoming movies. The World War Z sequel was removed as well, but that’s probably the best for everyone.
As for the Friday the 13th reboot, round two, it might be time to give up on this thing. Originally slated for a meaty June release, the murderous misadventures of everyone’s favorite undead goalie has been sputtering for years trying to get going. There’s been no reason given for the removal yet, but perhaps it’s because nobody cares about a reboot?
The original Friday the 13th series is fun and entertaining mostly for nostalgic reasons. Let’s not kid ourselves, they are trashy movies and more of them are unwatchable than even halfway decent. That being said, when the original franchise works, it works really well. Also, call me crazy, but that 2009 reboot was one of the better Jason movies… ever made? That sounds weird but, yeah, it benefited from an actual production budget.
Maybe nobody really cares about slasher films anymore. Or maybe just not right now. Horror junkies might be able to correct me here, but has their been a stalker/slasher film to come out this decade that wasn’t some tired retread or sequel intent on dragging a dead franchise through the mud and the blood? I’m looking at you, Saw.
Anywho, R.I.P. Friday the 13th. If anything changes we will let you know.
At least we will have the game before long.