With less than six weeks to go before principal photography was supposed to begin, Paramount has shut down its latest installment in the “Friday the 13th” movie franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie had been slated to open Oct. 13.
“The exact reason for the move is unclear, although one factor could be the poor performance of the studio’s horror movie ‘Rings,'” THR notes. “That pic, which like ‘Friday the 13th’ was to have restarted a horror franchise, cost $25 million and bowed to $13 million over the weekend.”
The report quotes a source close to the production who would only say that “the production was not ready to go at this date.”