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Friday the 13th rights back at Paramount; might we see a new movie soon?

06.05.2013by: Eric Walkuski
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In a very interesting article over at The Hollywood Reporter, it's revealed that Paramount Pictures, the home of Jason Voorhees in the 80s, now once again has controle of the FRIDAY THE 13th franchise. And they'll have to make a new movie within the next five years if they want to retain said rights, meaning we're likely to receive another Jason appearance in the near future. (That's just conjecture on my part, however.)

Warner Bros., which co-produced the FRIDAY THE 13th remake with Paramount, gave the latter studio the rights in exchange for a deal to co-produce the new Christopher Nolan film, INTERSTELLAR. The ins and outs of the arrangement are a little complicated (you can read the full article HERE), but the bottom line is, Jason is back at Paramount.

One reason we've been slow to see a follow-up to the rebooted FRIDAY THE 13th is because of the complex rights arrangement between Warner Bros. and Paramount. Sorting them out proved to be more trouble than it was worth to make FRIDAY 2; Warners apparently wanted to be on board Nolan's INTERSTELLAR so badly that it was willing to sacrifice FRIDAY THE 13th, which Paramount clearly holds in high regard.

Sources tell THR that Paramount has the rights to FRIDAY THE 13th for the next five years and has that amount of time to make follow-up movies. Guess we'll see what happens!


FRIDAY THE 13th remake's Amanda Righetti

Extra Tidbit: What do you predict will happen with FRIDAY THE 13th now that it's back at Paramount?
Source: THR

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5:05PM on 06/08/2013

HUGE MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Still cant believe we arnt getting a Friday the 13th film THIS YEAR. This would have been the 13th Friday the 13th film (count em 13), released on Friday the 13th in the year 2013!!!!!! How awesome would that have been?
There's still time. Their are existing scripts that could be filmed this summer and released on Friday, December 13th, 2013!!!
Still cant believe we arnt getting a Friday the 13th film THIS YEAR. This would have been the 13th Friday the 13th film (count em 13), released on Friday the 13th in the year 2013!!!!!! How awesome would that have been?
There's still time. Their are existing scripts that could be filmed this summer and released on Friday, December 13th, 2013!!!
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2:05AM on 06/06/2013

GREAT NEWS!!!!!

we need Friday the 13th part 13...dammit
we need Friday the 13th part 13...dammit
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12:15AM on 06/06/2013
Great news, sign Derek Mears back on, and let's get cranking on some sequels.
Great news, sign Derek Mears back on, and let's get cranking on some sequels.
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3:58PM on 06/05/2013
As often mentioned, the next Friday the 13th is Friday the 13th, Part 13. The movie sells itself.
As often mentioned, the next Friday the 13th is Friday the 13th, Part 13. The movie sells itself.
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1:38PM on 06/05/2013

TOMMY JARVIS

I heard a while back, I think on this site, that Corey Feldman was involved in developing a return of Tommy Jarvis Friday 13th sequel. If that is still in the works, then this current move is getting them one step closer to realizing that reunion:)
I heard a while back, I think on this site, that Corey Feldman was involved in developing a return of Tommy Jarvis Friday 13th sequel. If that is still in the works, then this current move is getting them one step closer to realizing that reunion:)
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