Thanks to Hollywood Reporter releasing this news, it’s look like Paramount has bought back the rights for the Friday the 13th franchise! So, here’s hoping for more Jason Voorhees mayhem in the future and a possible Blu-Ray boxset release this fall! Read on for the report…
When Paramount and Warner Bros. teamed up on Christopher Nolan’s latest movie project, Interstellar, in January, some wondered how Warners made its way on board a project set up at a rival studio.
Now, months later,The Hollywood Reporter has learned more
about the price that Warners had to pay in exchange for half the Nolan
project. The cast of characters includes Friday the 13th villain Jason Voorhees as well as the foul-mouthed kids from South Park.
Warners, which released Nolan’s megagrossing Batman movies and maintains an overall deal with his Syncopy label, wanted in on Interstellar so badly it gave Paramount its rights to co-finance the next Friday the 13th horror film as well as its portion of a future South Park movie. Also part of the deal was an agreement to let Paramount co-finance a to-be-determined A-list Warners property.
Warner Bros. and Paramount declined to comment on the arrangement.