Paramount Replaces ‘Friday the 13th’ With ‘Scouts Vs. Zombies’
Jason Voorhees fans will have to wait another eight months to see their favorite slasher make his return to the big screen. TheWrap reports Paramount Pictures has shifted Friday the 13th from its original March 13, 2015 release date to Nov. 13, 2015.
This delay might indicate a change of heart from Paramount, which was reportedly gung-ho on the idea of incorporating found-footage elements into the new film. Or it might reflect that the studio hasn’t announced a director for the project. In addition to another film, there’s also a Friday the 13th TV series in the works.
The studio replaced the huge horror franchise with the horror-comedy Scouts Vs. Zombies from Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones director Christopher Landon. The self-explanatory film finds a group of Boy Scouts played by Logan Miller, Tye Sheridan and Joey Morgan facing off against the undead.