Paramount Bumps New ‘Friday the 13th’ Movie to 2017

The studio has also confirmed that “Rings” has been pushed to April 2016

Paramount has delayed its new “Friday the 13th” movie, which has moved to Jan. 13, 2017 from May 13, 2016. The studio has also confirmed that “Rings” has been pushed from Nov. 13, 2015 to April 1, 2016.

David Bruckner (“Southbound”) is slated to direct “Friday the 13th,” which will face stiff competition at the box office in the form of Sony’s adaptation of Stephen King‘s “The Dark Tower,” Lionsgate and Saban’s “Power Rangers,” WB’s Gerard Butler movie “Geostorm” and Ted Melfi‘s Fox drama “Hidden Figures,” which follows a team of African-American women who provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.

“Friday the 13th” has not started casting yet, and the eight-month delay was necessary with Paramount intent on releasing the horror movie on an actual Friday the 13th. Story details remain under wraps.

Meanwhile, F. Javier Gutierrez‘s “Rings” will open against Open Road’s newly-acquired “Collide,” A24’s siege thriller “Green Room” and 20th Century Fox’s sports movie “Eddie the Eagle” starring Taron Edgerton and Hugh Jackman.

Johnny Galecki and Aimee Teegarden star in “Rings” alongside Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe and Laura Wiggins.