The film hasn't had an official director since J.A. Bayona left early a year ago, and according to The Wrap Pitt has been courting big names (including his old pal David Fincher) to replace him ever since.
Whispers of fresh trouble for the reboot surfaced when the studio yanked it - alongside the World War Z sequel - from its planned release slot.
Multiple sources have revealed the creative minds that was gearing up to reboot the horror franchise - director Breck Eisner and production company Platinum Dunes - were also informed today that production on the film was being shut down. After a half-billion-dollar worldwide box office haul, a sequel was a no-brainer, but it looks like that film is continuing to have its own share of struggles.
Murder Suspect Killed Jogger Because He 'Was Angry'
Lewis had left the area before police arrived for the first two calls, but was found and questioned after the third call. A neighbor, identified only as John, said that Vetrano lived with her father, a retired firefighter from the FDNY.
It appears Paramount has drowned any plans that it had for the upcoming Friday the 13th movie as the studio has made a decision to not only remove the reboot from its release schedule but cancel the movie all together just six weeks before it was expected to begin production. The original report noted that Darren Aronofsky's relationship drama mother! starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, and Ed Harris will take the film's October 13 release dated instead. An unnamed source close to Friday the 13th told THR "the production was not ready to go at this date".
The delay of releasing the reboot of "Friday the 13th" did not come as a surprise because unfortunately, this was not the first time the said movie was postponed.
So, what happens now? What is clear for the moment, though, is that we shouldn't expect to see Jason Voorhees back in theaters this year.