Pining for those long summer days and blood-splattered nights at Camp Crystal Lake? Looking forward to the next found footage entry in the Paranormal Activity franchise? If so, you'll have to wait longer than expected, as Paramount Pictures has delayed the release of their new Friday the 13th movie and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, while also slating Rings, the next installment in The Ring franchise, to hit theaters on one of the vacated dates.

Deadline reports that the new Friday the 13th movie, which last May was rescheduled to come out this November 13th, has now been pushed back to a May 13th, 2016 release.

Casting and plot details for the next installment in the Friday the 13th franchise are still unknown, but David Bruckner (V/H/S, The Signal) is still expected to direct, with Platinum Dunes' Brad Fuller and Andrew Form producing.

Initially penciled in for a March 13th, 2015 release, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension will now come out on October 23rd of this year.

Official story and casting details for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension film have yet to be revealed. Gregory Plotkin makes his directorial debut with The Ghost Dimension after working as the editor and co-producer on Paranormal Activity 3, 4, and The Marked Ones.

Jason Pagan and Andrew Deutschman, the writers behind Project Almanac, wrote the script for The Ghost Dimension, and Oren Peli and Jason Blum are involved on the producing end.

Also announced by Paramount is the release date for Rings, the upcoming third installment (in the North American line) of the The Ring franchise. Starring Matilda Lutz (Fuoriclasse) and directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez (2008's Before the Fall) off a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka and Jacon Aaron Estes, Rings will hit theaters on November 13th, filling in the slot vacated by Friday the 13th.

A reboot of sorts due to the fact that Naomi Watts (who starred in 2002’s The Ring and 2005’s The Ring Two as Rachel Keller) will not return for this next installment, Rings will see Samara once again serving as the eerie antagonist along with the dreaded video tape. Like The Ring and 1998’s Ringu (the original Japanese film), the script for Rings is influenced by Kôji Suzuki’s 1991 horror novel, Ring. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates on Friday the 13th, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, and Rings.

Source: Deadline
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