Oh and “Rings” also got delayed, again. In case anyone cared.
In not so surprising news, Variety has reported that the “Friday the 13th” reboot and the horror sequel, “Rings,” have been pushed back yet again. “Friday the 13th” will now hit theaters Oct. 13, 2017, while “Rings” will now hit theaters Feb. 3, 2017.
This is “Friday the 13th’s” 3rd delay, with originally slated to hit theaters Jan. 13, 2017. This isn’t surprising in the least since that hasn’t started shooting or even has a cast. Writing this film though is Aaron Guzikowski. Guzikowski wrote Prisoners, which he did a great job with, so he could bring some new life into this franchise.
Far worse off, however, is “Rings,” which was originally set to come out on Oct. 28, 2017. Obviously, that’s a little over a month away, so that’s not a good sign. This is also “Rings'” 4th delay. The film was originally set for release on Nov. 13, 2015, then April 1, 2016, and finally Oct. 28, 2017.
As far as “Rings” is concerned, my interest almost couldn’t be lower. If the movie seemed as if it could be good, I’d be a little interested, but that probably won’t happen.
Given the screenwriter and what that franchise has established itself as, “Friday the 13th” has potential. The kills just need to be more creative and unique in this one. In “Friday the 13th” (2009), the first 20 minutes were awesome, but the rest of the movie sucked. Clay’s (Jared Padalecki) storyline about wanting to find his sister brought something different to this franchise, which was nice, but that was about it. I’m not expecting “Friday the 13th” movies to be high art (they could be for what they are), but this franchise could be doing a lot better.
“Rings” hits theaters Feb. 3, 2017, while “Friday the 13th” hits theaters Oct. 13, 2017.
Credit to Greg Beck for creating the beautiful “Friday the 13th” poster used above.