The Final Destination franchise built its fanbase not on the story, but its gruesome, semi-realistic deaths. The films were a stark reminder that death is always present, and sometimes it just reaches up and takes you. It’s also caused a generation of moviegoers to be cautious about driving behind semi trucks carrying logs. And while the franchise concluded with Final Destination 5 in 2011, New Line Cinema is working to reboot the franchise, though details are being kept under wraps.
New Line has tapped Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton to pen the script. Both are known for writing four of the Saw films — Saw IV through Saw 3D: The Final Chapter and The Collector films. Script details haven’t been made public just yet, but New Line says the new Final Destination film is more of a reimagining of the series than a reboot.
The Final Destination franchise sits at one of the pivotal points in horror history, joining the likes of other early 2000s campy horror movies such as The Faculty. Right now, the Final Destination “reimagining” is in the early stages, so stay tuned to Modern Horrors for the latest news and developments as we know more.