Jason comes home? “FRIDAY THE 13TH” rights return to Paramount


Just below this story lies the new trailer for INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, a film appropriately (given its frightful nature) releasing this September on Friday the 13th. While that date sadly won’t be bringing a new Jason Voorhees film, is it possible 2014’s will?

The Hollywood Reporter has published a piece which reveals in Warner Bros. partnering with Paramount Pictures on the upcoming Christopher Nolan sci-fi film INTERSTELLAR, the cost was relinquishing the rights to one of horror’s most beloved series. The FRIDAY THE 13TH movies, which were taken to New Line Cinema by Sean Cunningham in the 1990s and subsequently became part of Warners (as New Line did), saw the absolute best entries under Paramount. That studio retained a certain set of rights that required a 50-50 partnership which apparently became a languishing factor in developing a sequel to the 2009 reboot (from Platinum Dunes and director Marcus Nispel).

It’s reported Paramount, who has not yet commented, now has five years to launch a new FRIDAY film, which seems more than enough time. Will we finally see a proper return for Jason?

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