Fans eagerly anticipating Paramount Pictures' upcoming horror films "Rings" and "Friday The 13th" should prepare themselves for an extended wait. Paramount has announced that they are delaying the release of both films. "Rings," which was set to release on October 28, 2016, will now release on February 3, 2017. The studio has pushed "Friday The 13th" from January 13, 2017, to October 13, 2017.
This isn't the first shake-up for either film. Paramount has continually delayed the release of "Rings," first from November 2015 to April 2016, then to Oct. 2016, and now into next year. "Friday The 13th" was recently locked up with legal troubles that slowed production.
"Rings," directed by Javier Gutierrez, is the third entry in the "Ring" psychological horror franchise. It is set 13 years after the events of the previous films and will explore a new angle, a "movie within the movie" of the series' infamous killer video tape that was previously unknown. This sequel will star Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, and Vincent D'Onofrio, among others. Paramount released a trailer for the film last month.
"Friday The 13th" will explore some unrevealed details of Jason Voorhees' origin story, and will also focus on his mother Pamela Voorhees and the impact she has on his development.