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How Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ May Have Paved The Way For New ‘Friday The 13th,’ ‘South Park’ Movies
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People are excited about director Christopher Nolan‘s next film, Interstellar, without having seen anything from it yet. This is because Christopher Nolan has developed a bit of a reputation for creating awesomeness, starting with Memento (as well as Insomnia, for some) and the first movie in his take on Batman, Batman Begins, and then an impressive alternation between franchise and original work with The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception, and The Dark Knight Rises. His resume speaks for itself.

But something about Interstellar may have movie fans even more excited than the strong growing cast, which includes Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey as well as Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. See Interstellar is a Paramount Pictures production, and Warner Brothers—who has been involved with all of Nolan’s films except Memento—wanted a piece of the action. Understandable, considering his last three movies have brought in nearly $3 BILLION. But in order to get involved, some goodies were going to have to be sent Paramount’s way.

As part of their agreement to co-finance Interstellar, Warner Brothers had to give up its rights to co-finance the next Friday the 13th movie, as well as a possible second South Park movie.

If you’ve wondered why it’s taken so long to make another South Park movie (the one and only theatrical movie was 1999′s South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut) or Friday the 13th (the last one was 2009′s reboot of the franchise), it’s because of complications involving both studios owning rights to them.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the first Friday the 13th in 1980 was an indie effort which ultimately landed at Paramount for domestic distribution and WB for international distribution. Eventually the rights to the property went back to the original movie’s director, Sean Cunningham, who brought the property to New Line in hopes of making the long-rumored Jason Voorhees vs. A Nightmare on Elm Street bad guy Freddy Krueger movie fans wanted to see. A decade and two additional Friday the 13th movies would come and go before Freddy vs. Jason finally arrived.

Next came the Friday the 13th reboot through New Line, who was now owned by none other than Warner Brothers. But when they tried to make the movie Paramount still owned some rights to the franchise, so they had to cut them in with all profits split down the middle. The reboot scored $91 million at the box office on a $19 million budget, which seemed good enough to warrant a sequel, but obviously with two studios involved it becomes a bit trickier.

As for South Park, the animated show is on Comedy Central, which began after a merger between Time Warner’s Comedy Channel and Paramount parent company Viacom’s Ha! comedy network.

As part of the deal, Paramount will also come on to co-finance one of WB’s top future titles, which has not yet been determined.

Considering how much money Nolan’s movies have been making, it seems like a smart move for Warners to give up these things, especially considering the fact that there is no confirmed next Friday the 13th or South Park movies yet and which WB movie exactly Paramount will co-finance hasn’t been decided.

That said, it opens up some interesting doors. Paramount will be much more intent on making these movies happen now that they have a clear path to do so. Fans of South Park have been wanting to see another movie for years, and fans of Friday the 13th are always up for more Voorhees action.

But what type of Friday the 13th will they make? Since it was WB and New Line that made the reboot, will they pass up making a sequel to that movie and instead make another sequel to the original series?

What would be your dream Friday the 13th movie? A sequel to the reboot, a true sequel to the original series, or a Freddy vs. Jason (vs….?) 2, perhaps? Share your thoughts!

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