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Paramount Delays 'Friday the 13th" Release to January 2017

The release date of the newest incarnation of the iconic 1980 film "Friday the 13th" has been moved back to January 2017 (Photo by Paramount Pictures).

LOS ANGELES - Paramount Pictures has postponed the release of "Friday the 13th" along with its other upcoming horror film "Rings."

According to Variety, the release date for “Rings” was pushed back from Nov. 13 to April 1 and “Friday the 13th” was moved from May 13 to Jan. 13, 2017 — which is a Friday that lands on the 13th. “Rings” will open against Open Road’s action thriller “Collide” and Fox’s sports biopic “Eddie The Eagle.”

“Friday the 13th” will battle Sony’s Stephen King film adaptation “The Dark Tower,” Warner Bros. disaster film “Geostorm” and “Hidden Figures” from Fox.

"Friday the 13th" is produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller. It is directed by David Bruckner from a script by Nick Antosca.

The new film is a reboot of the 1980 original film by Sean S. Cunningham that helped set the standard for slasher movies. It told the story about a group of camp counselors who are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant in a hockey mask while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

"Rings" is directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez and written by Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka and Jacon Aaron Estes. It stars Johnny Galecki ("Big Bang Theory") with Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, and Aimee Teegarden.

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