'Final Destination' Reboot In The Works With New Writers

Lawrence Kim
January 12, 2019

Pictures and New Line Cinema are all set to work with "Saw" screenwriters, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to serve the sixth installment of "Final Destination" horror franchise.

The massively successful horror franchise is being rebooted and re-imagined with a new team of writers, according to THR. James Wong directed the first film, which starred Devon Sawa, Ali Larter and Seann William Scott as teenagers who escaped a horrific plane crash only to find that death came back to claim their lives one by one.

Final Destination is one of my favourite horror franchises.

Composed of five films, the original franchise was always received with mixed reviews from critics, who consistently praised the death sequences and concepts while frequently criticizing the poorly written dialogue and predictable plotting of the films.

New Line's most successful recent movies have been in the relatively low-priced horror genre. And the, of course, there's IT, the first of the two-part Stephen King adaptation that shattered box office records in 2017 with a $123 opening weekend and more than $700 worldwide.

The Final Destination series spanned five films over more than a decade and drew in over $660 million worldwide.

Melton and Dunstan won "Project Greenlight" Season 3 and are best known for writing four of the "Saw" movies (movies four to seven). Eventually Death comes after the survivors. It's a franchise where nobody feels bad about cheering for a good kill, and the kills are generally really, really good.

Reddick, originally wrote the script for an episode of TV series "The X Files", but later chose to turn the script into a feature-length film at the behest of one of his New Line Cinema colleagues.

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