Paramount Pictures regain Friday the 13th and South Park movie rights

Paramount Pictures has regained the full rights to Friday the 13th and future South Park films.

Previous rights holders Warner Bros. gave up their claim to the franchises, say The Hollywood Reporter. Paramount now have a five-year window to take advantage of the rights and make new movies.

The site say that the deal was made as part of a deal initiated by Warner for a stake in Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar, which he surprisingly took to Paramount, despite previously usually working with WB.

Following the 2009 reboot of Friday the 13th, there were plans for a sequel, but the rights issues stopped that. The first South Park movie – Bigger Longer & Uncut – was released in 1999.

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