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Paramount shelves Friday The 13th reboot
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Paramount shelves Friday The 13th reboot

Paramount Pictures have cancelled the latest reboot of Friday The 13th, weeks before the cameras were due to roll. 

The movie, which was due to reboot the 1980 hit slasher movie, was due to begin filming in mid-March under the supervision of The Last Witch Hunter director Breck Eisner, has now been put on hold. 

Accordingly to the Hollywood Reporter, one reason being suggested for the cancellation is the poor opening weekend of horror sequel Rings, while others have simply said that the movie, which had not been cast yet, just wasn't ready. 

Friday The 13th began life in 1980 as a slasher movie that told the story of a group of teenagers who are murdered one by one by an unknown killer while attempting to re-open an abandoned campsite. Only made for $550,000 it went on to gross over $59 million and has since spawned 11 sequels. 

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