Paramount Bumps ‘The Ring’ Sequel From 2015 Release Slate

The third film in the horror franchise, titled “Rings,” will now debut sometime in early 2016


The third sequel in the horror franchise “The Ring” is being pushed back from its Nov. 13, 2015, release date to an unspecified date in 2016, TheWrap has learned.

The movie, titled “Rings,” had been scheduled to open opposite as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s drama “By the Sea,” Warner Bros. Chilean miner drama “The 33” and the family comedy “Love the Coopers.”

Paramount had already moved Adam McKay‘s adaptation of Michael Lewis‘ bestseller, “The Big Short” from early 2016 to Dec. 11 before going wide on Dec. 23.

Two weeks ago, Paramount, Skydance and Bad Robot moved “Star Trek Beyond” back two weeks from July 8, 2016 to July 22, 2016.

In January, Paramount also bumped its other horror movies, “Friday the 13th” and “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension”; the first was moved from Nov. 13 to May 13, 2016, and “Ghost Dimension” was pushed back from March date to Oct. 23 of this year.

“Rings” is directed by F. Javier Gutierrez and stars John Galecki, Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe. It was previously titled “The Ring 3D” and marks the franchise’s return to the big screen after 10 years. The first movie, starring Naomi Watts, Amber Tamblyn and Martin Henderson, was released in 2002 and grossed $129 million domestically.

It is produced by Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes, and written by David Loucka, Jacob Aaron Estes and Akiva Goldsman, based on the 1991 novel by Koji Suzuki.