Finally caving in to demand, Warner Bros. has agreed to give fans the relinquishing of their financial rights on sequels to Friday The 13th and South Park: Bigger, Longer, And Uncut you've been clamoring for. The Hollywood Reporter says the studio has traded its co-financing stake in both franchises to Paramount in exchange for a piece of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. As a result, Friday The 13th and South Park fans are at last seeing these new, exciting chapters in the contracts spelling out who will profit from them, should anything actually get made.
Of course, there are no concrete plans for any of that: While Paramount now has a window of five years to do something with either property before the rights revert back, those prospects are dampened by the lukewarm reception to 2009’s Friday The 13th, and the fact that Trey Parker and Matt Stone are still the ones to decide whether there will be another South Park movie. (And most likely, that would only be after The Book Of Mormon movie). Still, all of this is obviously exciting news for diehard followers of Hollywood financial arrangements, destined to have them gleefully quoting distribution agreements and crafting their financing fan-fiction for the rest of the day.