Funny how things work out in Hollywood. Like how Marvel sold pieces of their inventory to any Tom, Dick, and Harry with a movie studio that wanted in back when they didn’t have their own studio, but are now desperate to get all their characters back and finding it extremely difficult (looking at you, Fox). Then you have the “Friday the 13th” and “South Park” franchises, which haven’t been able to get sequels off the ground because rights to the two properties are spread out between Paramount and Warner Bros.
Now, thanks to Christopher Nolan’s sure-to-be-epic “Interstellar”, fans of Jason Voorhees and foul-mouthed Colorado kids itching for sequels might get their wish.
Nolan’s “Interstellar”, which is set to star Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain and is due out next year, is being produced and distributed by Paramount. And because Nolan is as sure-thing as you can get in today’s moviemaking landscape, Warner (who made a few gazillion off Nolan via his “Batman” films) wants in on the action. To do that, though, the studio had to give up its rights to “Friday the 13th” and “South Park”.
Yup, that means if you were waiting for sequels to those two franchises, your wait might finally be over. With Paramount now in charge of both titles, they are free and clear to get sequels to both up and running as soon as possible. From the sounds of it, those sequels might come faster than you think, because Paramount only has them for the next 5 years.
Last we saw Jason Voorhees, he was terrorizing 20-somethings in a 2009 reboot produced by Michael Bay starring one of the kids from “Supernatural”. “South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut”, on the other hand, came out all the way back in 1999. The Stone Age, in Internets time. It’s a good thing cartoon characters don’t age!
Via : THR