THE RING, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY & FRIDAY THE 13TH Sequels Get New Release Dates

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It’s getting more and more frustrating after an already frustrating updates on the horror-comedy reboot/remake/whatever of the Ghostbusters property. Paranormal Activity has moved again!

Actually, Paramount delayed Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and the Friday the 13th reboot, and brought The Ring reboot Rings forward.
The studio has pushed back Paranormal Activity 5 from March 13, 2015 to a date closer to Halloween and it will now be released on October 23rd, which puts it against the Jem and the Holograms live-action film and Vin Diesel‘s The Last Witch Hunter. Boo! Jason Pagan and Andrew Deutschman (Project Almanac) wrote the script for the Greg Plotkin-directed Ghost Dimension.

The latest Friday the 13th movie moves from this fall to next spring, and is currently set to be released on May 13th 2016. Of course, it’s Friday again. Phew! Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) wrote the script, while David Bruckner (V/H/S, The Signal) is still expected to direct.

Javier Gutierrez‘s Rings, the third film in The Ring series, will take the November 13, 2015 slot that was vacated by the Friday the 13th reboot. Naomi Watts, who starred in the original, will reportedly not appear in the next chapter of the popular horror franchise, influenced by Koji Suzuki’s 1991 horror novel, Ring.

At least Paramount is moving Mission: Impossible 5 forward by five months, from Christmas to July 31, 2015.