Friday the 13th Reboot Slated for 2015? 0


You’re not reading a typo nor a joke – there are plans to reboot the Friday the 13th horror movie franchise, half a decade after the previous attempt. According to Collider, Friday the 13th was the bargaining chip involved in a swap deal with Warner Bros., with Paramount gaining the rights to the venerable slasher in exchange for Christopher Nolan’s next film, Interstellar.

The motive behind the move is said to be the opportunity to build a lucrative horror movie franchise, which for the past few years has proven to be workable within the constraints of a limited budget. In fact, there are rumors floating around earlier this year that Paramount is planning to use a “found footage” formula for the next installment in the Friday the 13th franchise, which means cost of production will be minimal.