Paramount has made a serious dent in its upcoming Halloween schedule, as one of the most anticipated movies of the year has been taken right out of it, while another has been pushed back even further.
First up, Rings, the sequel/reboot/whatever to the remake of the infamous J-horror mega-hit, which was due to hit theaters on October 28th.
We can now report that, unfortunately, we now won’t get to see Rings until February 3rd, 2017.
As previously reported, Javier Gutiérrez, the director of the upcoming installment, has promised that his new film will absolutely be a sequel and not a prequel to The Ring.
The synopsis for Rings is as follows:
A new chapter in the beloved Ring horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…
Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka and Jacob Aaron Estes co-penned the script, which is based on a novel by Koji Suzuki.
Joining it in 2017, Friday The 13th has been pushed back from January 2017 to October 13th, 2017 – a fitting date (that we actually predicted a little while ago) but a long wait for fans salivating at the prospect of seeing Jason Voorhees on the big screen once more.
Details on this reboot are scarce, but, at the time of writing, Breck Eisner (The Last Witch Hunter) is connected to direct from a script by Prisoners‘ scribe Aaron Guzikowski.
Platinum Dunes co-producer Brad Fuller promised “an origin-ish story”, whatever that means, and the movie is reportedly set to be a period piece. Fuller also assured fans Friday The 13th will not be a found footage movie.
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for more info on both as it becomes available.