Paramount pushes Rings as well as the Friday the 13th reboot back to 2017, so the Halloween 2016 horror selection in theaters isn’t exactly impressive!
The third Ring movie, RINGS, has previously been moved from November 13, 2015 to October 28, 2016. Now the new release date for Rings is February 3, 2017.
Rings, directed by Spanish director F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall)), has had a lot of buzz across the Internet since the trailer didn’t come until 2 months before the release date. This had many people believing that Paramount had given up on the movie. But then the trailer finally came, and made most people excited for the first Ring movie in 11 years.
Rings has a cast featuring Matilda Lutz, Aimee Teegarden, Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Vincent D’Onofrio (The Cell) and Alex Roe (The Fifth Wave). Naomi Watts will not reprise her role from the two previous films.
Friday the 13th reboot joins Rings in being delayed
Now it turns out Rings isn’t the only highly anticipated horror movie to be moved back several months. The Friday the 13th reboot has gotten a new date, as well. At least it’s still on Friday the 13th, but instead of January, we’ll be waiting until October. So yeah, more than a yeah from now.
On Friday the 13th of October, 2017, we’ll finally see what Jason Voorhees is up to. Of course, the movie hasn’t even started shooting yet, so it’s no surprise that the previous release date of January 13, 2017 wouldn’t hold. But really, this new date should be a huge win for the movie. For any horror movie, an October release date is the obvious choice due to Halloween. Breck Eisner (The Crazies, The Last Witch Hunter) is expected to direct, but no official casting news yet.
With Rings gone from the Halloween schedule, Ouija: Origin of Evil now has the perfect opportunity to win the Halloween box office, when it premieres on October 21, 2016. The only competition so far is the Tyler Perry horror-comedy Boo! A Madea Halloween.
Watch the trailer for Rings below: