New Dates: “Rings,” “Friday,” “Ghostbusters”

Paramount Pictures has shaken up its release date schedule with a couple of key date changes in the wake of its “Mission Impossible 5” move up.

Most notable is the studio’s “Friday the 13th” reboot has been pushed back six months. Originally slated for November this year, it will now open May 13th 2016. Filming on the project is slated to begin later this year.

Rather than give up the old November 13th date, the third film in “The Ring” franchise – entitled “Rings” – will take over the slot. That will be three weeks after the new date for “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” which was slated to open on March 13th and will now hit October 23rd.

Paramount isn’t the only studio making release date changes today, Sony Pictures has locked in two dates. First up, they’ve set a Christmas Day 2015 release for the untitled Will Smith-led NFL concussion drama. They’re also targeting a July 22nd 2016 release for Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot.

Source: Variety