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New Friday the 13th Film That May Never Get Made Has A New Director

Paramount has been talking about making a new Friday the 13th film so a long time now.

You may remember that the rights for the Friday the 13th franchise went from Paramount to New Line Cinema in the early 90's. New Line had the rights to the characters and place like Crystal Lake, but they could not use any of the music that Harry Mandfredini had written for the any of the films made under Paramount's tenure. This meant that the famous "Ki Ki Ki Ma Ma Ma" could not be used in any of the films that New Line made. Jason Goes to Hell and Jason X were scored by Manfredini, but he had to come up with all new music and could not reference his Paramount scores.

When Platinum Dunes wanted to do a remake of Friday the 13th, they got in touch with Paramount about using the iconic score for the remake, amongst over things. Paramount agreed but only if they could co-produce the film. New Line still owned the characters and the Crystal Lake.

In 2013, Paramount gave Warner Brothers the rights to 600 of Paramount's films on dvd and blu-ray. Warner Bros did a great job at getting a lot of Paramount's films out when Paramount would have just sat on them.

In 2014. Christopher Nolan went to Paramount with his film Interstellar. Warner Brothers, who had released Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy as well as Insomnia and Inception, wanted in on that sweet Nolan money, so they gave Paramount back some of the properties that Warner Bros had including Friday the 13th.

Ever since then Paramount has been sitting on the property, dangling out a piece every once in a while for fans before snatching it back. There were rumors that the film would be a found footage film, but thankfully those were laid to rest.

Now comes word that Breck Eisner is going to be sitting in the director's chair for this new Friday the 13th film that will, supposedly, hit theaters on January 13th, 2017.

I like Eisner. He has made some good films (Sahara and the remake of The Crazies), but he also directed The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel, a film that I though was well made, but poorly scripted. If he does direct Friday the 13th, I think that he'll do right by the fans and the series itself.


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