Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Joaquin Phoenix Gets His Stoner Detective Groove On In Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’ Watch: Joaquin Phoenix Gets His Stoner Detective Groove On In Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’ David Fincher Will Direct The Entire First Season Of HBO's 'Utopia' In 2015 David Fincher Will Direct The Entire First Season Of HBO's 'Utopia' In 2015 Brad Pitt Says 'Fury' Co-Star Shia LaBeouf Is "One Of The Best Actors I've Ever Seen" Brad Pitt Says 'Fury' Co-Star Shia LaBeouf Is "One Of The Best Actors I've Ever Seen" First Look: Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult In Drake Doremus’ Sci-Fi Film ‘Equals’ First Look: Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult In Drake Doremus’ Sci-Fi Film ‘Equals’ John Cusack Says Hollywood Is A "Whorehouse" That "Eats Young Actors Up And Spits Them Out" John Cusack Says Hollywood Is A "Whorehouse" That "Eats Young Actors Up And Spits Them Out" New Image From 'Inherent Vice,' Paul Thomas Anderson Completely Changed The Ending From Thomas Pynchon's Book New Image From 'Inherent Vice,' Paul Thomas Anderson Completely Changed The Ending From Thomas Pynchon's Book Why 'You're The Worst' Turned Out To Be The Best TV Show Of The Summer Why 'You're The Worst' Turned Out To Be The Best TV Show Of The Summer Watch: Ellen Page And Kate Mara Are 'Tiny Detectives' In Hilarious 'True Detective' Parody Watch: Ellen Page And Kate Mara Are 'Tiny Detectives' In Hilarious 'True Detective' Parody New Look: Reese Witherspoon And Joaquin Phoenix In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' New Look: Reese Witherspoon And Joaquin Phoenix In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Review: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kim Dickens & More Review: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kim Dickens & More 10 Female Directors Who Deserve More Attention From Hollywood 10 Female Directors Who Deserve More Attention From Hollywood Miles Teller Says Role In 'Divergent' Made Him Feel "Dead Inside," And He Took Movie "For Business Reasons" Miles Teller Says Role In 'Divergent' Made Him Feel "Dead Inside," And He Took Movie "For Business Reasons" While You're Waiting For 'Interstellar,' Here's Over 100 Behind-The-Scenes Photos From 'The Dark Knight' Trilogy While You're Waiting For 'Interstellar,' Here's Over 100 Behind-The-Scenes Photos From 'The Dark Knight' Trilogy First Look At 'The Dying Of The Light,' Paul Schrader Quits Film Over What Nicolas Winding Refn Calls "Artistic Disrespect" First Look At 'The Dying Of The Light,' Paul Schrader Quits Film Over What Nicolas Winding Refn Calls "Artistic Disrespect" New Images From 'Interstellar' Arrive, Christopher Nolan Says The Film Is A "Mirror" Of 'Inception' New Images From 'Interstellar' Arrive, Christopher Nolan Says The Film Is A "Mirror" Of 'Inception' Watch: Have A Threesome With Very NSFW Clip From 'Maps To The Stars' With Julianne Moore & John Cusack Watch: Have A Threesome With Very NSFW Clip From 'Maps To The Stars' With Julianne Moore & John Cusack The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

How A 'South Park' Sequel Is Closer To Happening Thanks To Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

The Playlist By Kristen Lopez | The Playlist June 6, 2013 at 9:41AM

A few months back, it was announced that Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures were set to co-finance Christopher Nolan’s latest film, “Interstellar” which was an odd move considering both studios are rivals. Well Hollywood networking pays off because The Hollywood Reporter reveals what Warners had to give up in order to get into bed with Nolan again. In order to secure co-financing rights, Warners has passed Paramount the rights to co-finance the next installment of the “Friday the 13th” franchise, as well as the next “South Park” film.
3
Friday The 13th South Park

A few months back, it was announced that Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures were set to co-finance Christopher Nolan’s latest film, “Interstellar,” which was an odd move considering both studios are rivals. Well, Hollywood networking pays off because The Hollywood Reporter reveals what Warner Bros. had to give up in order to get into bed with Nolan again. In order to secure co-financing rights, Warners has passed Paramount the rights to co-finance the next installment of the “Friday the 13th” franchise, as well as the next “South Park” film.  

It’s an interesting series of events, but not entirely unexpected considering Warner Bros.’ lucrative partnership with Nolan in the past -- putting out Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy and “Inception.” With that being said, it’s not as if Warners was actively doing anything with either franchise with which they secured the Nolan deal. While the 2009 reboot of the “Friday the 13th” franchise grossed a respectable $91 million in theaters, that was in 2009 and there hasn't been movement since. Furthermore, it’s been over ten years since the Comedy Central series, “South Park,” busted out with their debut film, “South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut.” Since then, the creators of the show, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, have found huge success on Broadway with their musical “The Book of Mormon,” itself poised to be filmed for the big screen.  

The Hollywood Reporter reveals the stagnation in both franchises is due to the entanglements between Paramount and Warner Bros. over rights for both the above properties, but is it too late for sequels, at all? It certainly looks like this deal will make it a bit more possible for it happen, BUT Paramount only has the rights for both franchises for five years so they'll have to move fast. But we'll bet phone calls and conference room meetings are already happening. 

Either way, Warner Bros. and Paramount are set to have an epic blockbuster on their hands when "Interstellar" hits theaters November 7th, 2014.

This article is related to: Interstellar, Warner Bros.


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates