Final Destination, the iconic franchise that changed the way we think about logging trucks, will be back for a new and sixth film.
In the realm of suspense horror movies, the Final Destination franchise isn’t exactly what you can call one of the all-time best. However, although it’s not The Shining or The Thing, the movie series is easily one of the most unforgettable ever. *plays Love Rollercoaster
All the 5 Final Destination films revolve around one central premise: an ensemble of people escapes a mass-killing incident thanks to a warning from the protagonist, who experienced a premonition of their impending death. However, the survivors are, later on, killed one by one in unique and outlandish accidents, as if an unseen evil force was claiming back their lives.
Almost a decade since the fifth and last Final Destination was released, creator Jeffrey Reddick confirmed that a new film is on its way. Well, it started off as a word from the writers in January 2020 that the cult-favorite horror film series is getting rebooted. This information was not well-received by fans, who feared that this might turn out to be another failed remake attempt ruining the original story. But then, a recent update from Riddick clears that the new film in question is not a reboot per se, but a mere exploration of a new area around the already established territory.
According to Riddick, production for the new Final Destination had already begun but was interrupted by COVID-19 pandemic. “If the formula’s not broken, don’t fix it,” adds Riddick, pertaining to the original plot arc that horror fans have grown to love. Read his full statement below:
“It’s always: if the formula’s not broken, don’t fix it. But my thing is that Death has so many designs in my brain that it could use. Like, we’re seeing one design with the Rube Goldberg kind of thing. But Death could get us in so many ways. In my original story, which was a little dark because I am a Nightmare on Elm Street fan, Death kind of toyed with them psychologically for some sin or some wrongdoing they did, and they ended up killing themselves. So, that was a little dark. I don’t think I would want to make that movie now, but I just think that Death—it would be fun to explore that world, almost like what we did with the second one. I want to expand on the mythology. If I came back, I would want to do something different.”
Much of Final Destination’s appeal can be attributed to its salvageable theme that can easily pave the way for more stories. It provides the creators with a wide-open space for creativity, where they can come up with the most fun and morbid ways to kill off a character, such as the elevator decapitation in Final Destination 2 and that theater explosion in the 5th film that made us forever anxious about going to the movies.
No major details about the new movie have been revealed, yet.
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