February 7, 2017


'Friday the 13th' & 'World War Z 2' Delayed Till Who Knows When

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Paramount/Getty Images

Bad news, horror fans who don't find the state of the world in 2017 to be terrifying enough: World War Z 2 and Friday the 13th have both been taken off Paramount's release schedule. The latest Jason Voorhees slasher reboot has been bumped back a number of times since 2015, and we saw how that went for the finally released Rings. (BadlyVery badly.)

Friday the 13th's latest release date was Oct. 13, 2017. The next chances to release on its titular day will be April 13, 2018, July 13, 2018, and Sept. 13, 2019. There will not be a Halloween-era Friday the 13th until 2023. The Hollywood Reporter says the film was actually completely put on ice, and just six weeks before principal photography was set to start.

The World War Z sequel was initially set for June 9, 2017, but was pushed back after losing director J.A. Bayona. The Hollywood Reporter's sources say a 2018 or even 2019 release date is now likely. Brad Pitt is set to return. In 2013, World War Z earned $540 million globally; not long after its June release, WWZ2 was confirmed.

Also in Paramount's announcement was the news that Darren Aronofsky's mother!, the Noah follow-up starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson and Ed Harris, will hit theaters this Oct. 13.

Watch actor/filmmaker Rider Strong (Cabin Fever, Girl and Boy Meets World) break down his five favorite horror movies for Fuse: