‘Rings’ Gets a Release Date, ‘Paranormal Activity 5’ and ‘Friday the 13th’ Get Rescheduled
In a move that should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, Paramount has delayed the release of ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’ yet again. Meanwhile, the studio is also mixing up their horror schedule a bit, announcing an official release date for ‘The Ring’ reboot, ‘Rings,’ and moving up the release of their new ‘Friday the 13th’ installment. Given that the shifting of ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’ has become something of a running joke, we wouldn’t be shocked if the date changes at least a few more times before this thing finally hits theaters—if it ever does.
Maybe, just maybe, Paramount doesn’t actually have plans to release the next ‘Paranormal Activity’ installment. Maybe, just maybe, this is some sort of meta-concept, in which the real terror is in the threat of releasing it at all, and they’ll just keep changing the date and delaying it to screw with us. Maybe.
Variety reports that the studio has pushed back the release of ‘The Ghost Dimension’ from March 13 to October 23, placing ‘Paranormal Activity’ back in its familiar Halloween territory. Meanwhile, the studio has moved the next ‘Friday the 13th’ movie back from November 13 to May 13, 2016 because it’s just, like, against the rules to release a ‘Friday the 13th’ movie on a day that isn’t the 13th, man.
Paramount has also officially given a November 13 release date to ‘Rings,’ the upcoming reboot of ‘The Ring’ set to be helmed by F. Javier Gutierrez (who was formerly attached to the reboot of ‘The Crow’). Hopefully that’s not the first release date of many to come for ‘Rings.’