WB Gives Up Rights To Friday The 13th & South Park For Christopher Nolan's Interstellar
THR has it that Warner Bros. gave up rights to Friday the 13th and South Park in order to be on board Interstellar.
The original Friday the 13th saw both studios involved as Paramount had domestic distribution rights and WB the international rights.
Eventually, the rights went back to Sean Cunningham, the creator, who went on to New Line Cinema.
Well, New Line was eventually brought into WB's fold, but Paramount would have to be brought back on any Friday the 13th movie in a 50-50 capacity due to previous agreements.
So WB gave Paramount its own rights to co-finance Friday the 13th in exchange for being a part of Nolan's Interstellar.
That's not all, though, as WB also gave Paramount its share of certain rights to a South Park movie; back in 1999, WB distributed South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut internationally.
There is also one last catch.
Also part of the deal was an agreement to let Paramount co-finance a to-be-determined A-list Warners property.
Regarding the next Friday The 13th movie, as Paramount only has 5 years to make one before the rights revert, more than likely we'll be hearing about news for the next one soon.
The last rebooted Friday The 13th from 2009, produced by Michael Bay, raked in over $90 million on a budget of less than $20 million.
Any chance one of the A-List WB properties Paramount could be attached to is one of the DC Comics movie properties? Justice League?