Originally Posted by deepred
I believe Paramount financed FvJ and Friday the 13th remake because even though New Line had the rights to Jason, they did not have the rights to use all the elements from Friday the 13th I-VIII.
Paramount was not involved with Freddy vs. Jason
, since that film didn't use any of the story elements from Parts I-VIII (let alone the title). Only until the 2009 remake went into production, that Paramount was brought in as a 50-50 partner because the producers wanted to use the title and story elements from the Paramount-produced films.
The amount of red tape and legal wrangling over a sequel to the 2009 remake is what kept it from going into production. Now that WB is out of the way, Paramount is free to make F13 sequels their way.