The Final Destination franchise isn’t letting COVID dictate whether or not another entry will make it to the big screen in the future.
In fact, series creator Jeffrey Reddick is letting people know that despite the pandemic, a developing sequel will resume production once the industry gets back to normal.
In a recent tweet, a fan seemed upset that their favorite horror series might never get another chapter. But Reddick, was quick to assure them there is another Final Destination movie coming.
“It’s not over,” Reddick responded. “They were developing another #FinalDestination until Covid hit. They’ll pick it back up once the business starts back up.”
— Jeffrey Reddick 🌈 (@JeffreyaReddick) November 22, 2020
It was back in March 2020 when series producer Craig Perry talked to Digital Spy and laid out the pitch for the next installment.
“We’re toying with having it take place in the world of first responders: EMTs, firemen, and police. These people deal with death on the front lines every day and make choices that can cause people to live or die,” Perry said. “We rely on their good judgment, expertise, and calm demeanor. So why not put those people in the nightmare situation where every choice can bring about life and death – but now for themselves? We’re thinking that world might be an interesting way into a Final Destination movie, and one which can also generate unique set pieces in a very credible way.”
Then, as we all know, the country and Hollywood shut down as the first wave of COVID-19 washed over the world.
It may be hard to believe but the last film in the franchise was nine years ago (2011). This new one was rumored to be a “reimagining” of the story, however, genre publication Bloody Disgusting reports that it will actually be canon to the existing ones.
Let’s time warp back to 2000 with the original Final Destination trailer: