It has been eight years since the last installment of Final Destination graced the big screen, but Death can only be patient for so long.
New Line announced today that they will be producing a sixth installment of the popular franchise in what they’re calling a “re-imagining” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Plot details are non-existent at the moment, but the studio also announced that Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have been hired to write the project. The writing duo have not only penned four previous Saw films, but were also responsible for The Collector franchise and the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation.
Final Destination captured audiences’ imagination in 2000 when the first film, written by Jeffrey Reddick, told the story of high school student, Alex (Devon Sawa) who manages to escape Death in a plane explosion, inadvertently saving several friends while simultaneously painting a target on their backs as Death came back for each in turn.
The deaths were sheer paranoia fuel and audiences were soon clamoring for more, making it the first franchise of the 2000s. Three of the four sequels related back to the original creating an interesting web of storytelling.
It also became a vehicle for Tony Todd as Bludworth, a mortician who seemed to know a little too much about Death’s plan even for a man in his line of work, and whose appearances were almost as highly-anticipated as the kill scenes.
New Line has been a genre staple since the 80s beginning with A Nightmare on Elm Street, and we certainly can’t wait to see what Dunstan, Melton, and the studio create for a brand new Final Destination.