You could say sequels, reboots, remakes and reimaginings are like death: soon or later, it’s going to happen.
Get ready for more unavoidable demises; the Final Destination franchise is poised for a restart. New Line is moving forward with a sixth installment of the horror (and dark comedy) franchise, hiring screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to pen the screenplay. Melton and Dunstan are certainly well versed in the genre, having both written four films in the Saw franchise, The Collection, and Piranha 3DD.
THR broke the news, reporting that New Line is looking at this as a “re-imagining of the franchise”. No plot details have been shared at this time.
The series of films follows a relatively simple concept: a key character has a premonition of an event that kills them and several others, leading them to avoid the scenario from unfolding, only to have Death succeed in other ways. It was a successful idea, driving five films towards a combined $US355 million (adjusted for inflation) in worldwide box office receipts.
And to mark the occasion, here’s a supercut of every death in the Final Destination franchise. The highway sequence could be my fave. It should go without saying, but be aware this ain’t for the squeamish…