Final Destination premiered in March of 2000 and quickly became one of the most popular, post 80’s horror franchises of all time. The original plot in simple enough; high school student Alex Browning is boarding a flight to Paris with his classmates when he experiences a messed up premonition, that the plane he is currently on will explode moments after leaving the ground. Alex, like most people, freaks out and insists everyone get off the plane with him. Some go willingly while others are forced off the plane, only to see that their flight actually does explode in a fireball. He and the other survivors have briefly cheated death, but will not be able to evade their fate for very long. One by one, these fugitives from fate fall victim to the grim reaper.
Seems simple enough, right? All in all it was a good movie with an interesting enough plot. Of course as is the case with many franchises, the same set up and tone is used in all four of the sequels. Thus resulting in fans getting bored, for lack of a better word. With lots of horror favorites like Halloween and Hellboy getting a reboot it’s really not a surprise some forgotten treasures like Final Destination are getting a modern day touch up. And just who is responsible for giving this underrated thriller a much needed upgrade – the writers for four of the seven Saw movies, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan! The Hollywood Reporter got the exclusive scoop earlier this week. In their article it’s been revealed that there is no word on when the new installment might be coming to theaters. Let alone what the plot is or who will star in it or who will direct.
With so little information available to the public there isn’t much to get excited about besides Melton and Dunstan’s impressive resumes. Besides Saw they duo are also known for “…winners on season three of Project Greenlight and also wrote Piranha 3DD. They penned the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark for CBS Films and are working with horror producers Platinum Dunes on an untitled Christmas horror project set up at Sony and on The Reckoning at Paramount.” Hopefully with these connections and a good budget this dream team can produce something fans of the franchise can be truly proud of. In the meantime check back here as we keep up with updates!