‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot & ‘Scouts vs. Zombies’ Get New Release Dates

Published 11 months ago by , Updated May 31st, 2014 at 6:27 pm,

Friday the 13th New Release Date Friday the 13th Reboot & Scouts vs. Zombies Get New Release Dates

Not only is a Friday the 13th TV show in the works, but Paramount is also developing a reboot of Friday the 13th for the big screen, having acquired the rights from Warner Bros., who produced the 2009 slasher film of the same name (also a reboot, as it so happens).

At the same time, Paramount is working on bringing Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki’s Scouts vs. Zombies (originally titled Boy Scouts vs. Zombies) to life. These two horror films now have new official release dates. While neither movie will be in theaters for Halloween in 2015, both will be released, perhaps unsurprisingly in the case of Friday, on a Friday the 13th.

Paramount revealed that Friday the 13th will be pushed back 8 months from its previous release to a later date in 2015, giving the film’s original March release to Scouts vs. Zombies. Now Friday the 13th will premiere November 13th, 2015 and Scouts vs. Zombies will premiere on March 13th, 2015.

Scouts vs. Zombies has been stuck in development since 2011 when Paramount bought the rights from Evans and Mochizuki after their screenplay ended up on the 2010 Black List of the best unproduced scripts. The story follows three boy scouts who defend their town from a zombie outbreak on the eve of their last camp out.

Etan Cohen (Men in Black 3) was originally set to direct, but only ended up rewriting the script with Lona Williams (Shark Tale). Experienced in horror, Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), instead directed the project.

Scouts vs Zombies Release Date Friday the 13th Reboot & Scouts vs. Zombies Get New Release Dates

While Scouts vs. Zombies seems to be pretty far along in production, little is known for sure about Paramount’s new incarnation of Friday the 13th.

Rumors about the upcoming slasher flick include director David Bruckner (V/H/S) helming the project – which makes sense given speculation that it could be a found footage film – as well as a possible no show from Jason Voorhees, the franchise’s main villain.

Since most aspects of the remake horror film are still up in the air, this could account for the extra 8 months from Paramount. The early 2015 date for Scouts vs. Zombies should be good news to fans who will have been waiting close to 5 years for the film to be produced and released.


Scouts vs. Zombies hits theaters on March 13th, 2015; Friday the 13th slashes into theaters November 13th, 2015.

Source: Paramount

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  1. They should introduce a law stating that it should be at least 25 years before u can reboot a franchise.
    This s*** is getting silly, hollywood is officially out of ideas and unwilling to take risks.

    • Really though, why would they even consider having to reboot Friday the 13th again? Was the last one a complete piece of garbage? not at all. Was Jason awesome? Yes. How bout we start over? …Why?

      • +1000

        I was about say something about establishing a statute of limitations on this sort of thing. When I saw someone was making a Cliffhanger “reboot,” all I could think about was “Why?” The original script was nothing particularly “original” to begin with. It was mountains ad Stallone, period.

  2. My question exactly. I don’t understand rebooting this again. I assumed there would simply be more sequels now. They can try found footage if they like, but stop starting over. The formula for pleasing fans of this franchise is not complicated.

  3. I don’t even f**king get it. Why reboot the franchise after just a few years. Jesus, this is silly. And what’s worse is that Paramount owns Friday the 13th again, meaning we’re not going to see another Freddy vs Jason crossover from New Line/Warner Bros.

    I remember a time when the Friday films came out on a yearly basis in the 80s, and each new installment, while not Citizen Kane, were fun. It was one of the few slasher films to actually be mainstream and now, all this happens, all these reboots with all these god awful talents like Michael Bay and his production company whom I’m convince was created to f**k up these classic films and simplify them to the bare bones.

    God, why not just saw screw it and just make new Friday films with a low budget but give back the fun and charm.

  4. As far as remakes, reboots, and horror goes, I thought the 2009 movie wasn’t so bad. It was actually decent and actually better than A Nightmare On Elm Street’s remake. And by no means am I Jason Voorhees enthusiast.

  5. i’d actually love a reboot if they actually do it justice instead of just trying to cash in, a friday the 13th with modern cinema potential could be fun but it’ll likely be terrible.

  6. Hollywood really needs to start hiring creative people instead of promoting anyone who will screw the boss. No executive with his head on straight would greenlight this crap.

  7. Instead of yet another reboot. They need to make a Freddy vs Jason vs Michael Myers film. Have Robert Englund play Freddy one more time. And we want the original Michael Myers not the Rob Zombie version.

  8. I know that Jason is nigh impossible to kill but seriously?! Give it a rest already.

  9. A Friday the 13th with no Jason? I know the first one wasn’t about him and it was alright but really? I don’t get the need to reboot it either…the 2009 remake was actually pretty good and entertaining as far as mindless slasher horror goes. I figured they would just make a sequel. It isn’t like it matters that he “died” at the end.

  10. Friday the 13th – 1980 – Original movie about Jason’s mom killing people

    Friday the 13th Part 2 – 1981 – Jason kills people

    Friday the 13th Part 3 – 1982 – Jason kills people

    Friday the 13th The Final Chapter – 1984 – Jason kills people

    Friday the 13th A New Beginning – 1985 – Someone copies Jason and kills people

    Friday the 13th Part 6 Jason Lives – 1986 – Jason comes back and kills people. Then Dies

    Friday the 13th Part 7 The New Blood – 1988 – Jason comes back and kills people. Then Dies.

    Friday the 13th Part 8 Jason Takes Manhattan – 1989 – Jason comes back and kills people. Then Dies.

    Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday – 1993 – Jason comes back, dies, comes back, goes to hell

    Jason X – 2002 – Jason comes back, kills people in space, becomes a cyborg, kills more people

    Freddy Vs. Jason – 2003 – Jason is brought back by Freddy, kills people, then maybe kills Freddy (or not)

    See where I am going with this? Slasher flicks got old in the 1990s! How much could you milk the basic formula of some man or entity just going around killing people and the world just can’t stop it. Other takes of this formula have been the Final Destination series (replace Jason by ‘Death’), the Saw series (including its offshoots) and other lesser known attempts at the same done-to-death unstoppable killer at large schtick. Guess what the reboot of Friday the 13th is gonna be about? Jason coming back and killing people. Yeah! I know, sorry, spoiler alert! How can cash-rich Hollywood be so bankrupt of ideas? As for slasher flicks, haven’t generations of people seen it all by now?