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Sequel to World War Z & Friday the 13th Remake Yanked From Schedule

brad-pitt-world-war-z-1280pxLast night, the horror films “World War Z 2” and the remake of “Friday the 13th” were pulled from Paramount Pictures’ release schedule.

“World War Z 2” was slated for a June 9, 2017 release date (although with no director or production schedule), while the “Friday the 13th” remake was supposed to release for Halloween on Oct. 13, 2017.

Paramount didn’t provide any information as to future release dates, nor the reasons why the films were pulled. However, it has been announced that “Mother!” (spelled with a lowercase “m” in several publications) will hit theaters on Oct. 13 in place of “Friday the 13th.”

The film was directed and written by Darren Aronofsky and stars box office star Jennifer Lawrence. Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Javier Bardem, and Ed Harris are among other cast members listed for “Mother!.”

There has been some speculation as to why “Friday the 13th” was cancelled even after years of production. Sources close to the industry cited the low box office results for the recent horror film “Rings” or the pending reversion of rights to “Friday the 13th” back to New Line.

As far as”World War Z 2,” Paramount hasn’t revealed a new release date or reasons why it was pulled from the schedule. Fans of the first film will just have to wait and see if/when the new zombie thriller gets a new theatrical release date, although Brad Pitt (as Gerry Lane) still remains the only cast member listed on IMDB.

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