Rings is headed to Halloween weekend. The release date for the third installment of the franchise based on the Japanese horror movie Ringu has been pushed back to Oct. 28, Paramount announced Wednesday. It was previously scheduled to open April 1.
Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) is directing the threequel, which was at one point known as The Ring 3D.
While delaying Rings, the studio moved up Richard Linklater’s 1980s baseball comedy Everybody Wants Some, which will now open in limited release in the vacated April 1 slot. It will expand April 8 and again April 15, the latter being the film’s original release date.
Everybody Wants Some is Linklater’s first movie since his acclaimed coming-of-age drama Boyhood, and it has been described as a spiritual successor to his 1993 comedy Dazed and Confused. EWS is set to open the South by Southwest Film Festival next month.
The calendar shuffle comes a day after Paramount announced a February 2017 release date for the sci-fi thriller God Particle.