Los Angeles: Paramount has shut down “Friday the 13th” reboot just less than six weeks before the start of principal photography.
The move occurs on the same day the studio undated the film, which was to have opened on October 13, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to the sources, Platinum Dunes, the production company behind the film, and Breck Eisner, who was to have directed the movie, received word earlier in the day.
The project was in preproduction and, while not cast, it was heading towards a production start in mid-March.
The film was a reboot of the 1980 slasher movie that proved to be a low-cost, high-yield film series for Paramount, spawning 11 sequels as it told the continuing blood-soaked adventures of Jason Vorhees, the seemingly unstoppable hockey mask-wearing killer of mostly hormonally charged teens.