New Line Cinema is gearing up for a Final Destination reboot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is interested in restarting the popular horror movie franchise and have hired Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to pen the script. The pair previously collaborated on the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh installments of the Saw series as well as the home invasion slasher films The Collector and The Collection.
The Final Destination films became a cornerstone for New Line’s horror business in the early 2000s. The first film introduced moviegoers to the concept: someone has a premonition of a tragic event, cheats death and saves several other lives in the process, only to have Death itself, often personified by a Grim Reaper-shaped shadow, come for the survivors one-by-one.
All five films made New Line over $700 million at the worldwide box office off relatively minuscule production budgets, so it makes sense that the studio would want to bring the IP back to the big screen.
This new film will technically be the sixth Final Destination flick, but is being billed as a “re-imagining.” A release date is not yet known.
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