We reported last year that the famous horror series was to be rebooted, but just weeks before filming it has been cancelled.
Last year, it was announced that director Breck Eisner (The Crazies, The Last Witch Hunter) was brought on board to direct the reboot of the classic hallowe'en horror series, Friday the 13th which features the infamous hockey-masked Jason. We even had a writer on board in Hannibal's Nick Antosca. But now, the film has been officially undated by Paramount, which means that the release date has been indefinitely removed, and several sources are claiming the production to be shut down entirely.
We were a mere 6 weeks away from principal photography for Friday the 13th and we hadn't even seen what cast they had been eyeing up. But, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, sources have said "the production was not ready to go at this date". This does not bode well for our old friend Jason, as Paramount have been trying to get another movie together since 2013. Current speculation suggests that the weak opening weekend of the horror reboot Rings may have spooked the studio execs.
We don't have any official word on this at the moment, except that it has definitely been undated. And, typically, movies very rarely come back from being undated. It may be another few years before we get to see Jason slashing up teenagers again, which is a damn shame.