A Reboot Of The Very Scary Final Destination Series Is In The Works

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The Final Destination horror movie franchise is getting a reboot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, film company New Line has started working on a new Final Destination movie, with Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan attached to write the story.

The new movie is described by THR as a "re-imagining" of the Final Destination series, but plot details are under wraps for now.

The first Final Destination premiered in 2000, starring Devon Sawa and Ali Larter. It was a huge hit, making $112 million globally against a budget of only $23 million. Unsurprisingly, New Line went on to make four sequels, which together have made nearly $700 million worldwide.

In the first Final Destination, a group of teenagers are about to get on an airplane, when one of their friends has a vision that the plane goes down and they all die. They get off the plane, only to watch it go up in flames after take off. Because they were supposed to die, the force of Death goes after them, killing them off one by one in horrific, gruesome fashion.

This same setup is used in the four sequels, though the circumstances are changed. It is a highly repeatable formula, which must have made studio executives happy. Presumably the new movie will be similar in structure and tone, but nothing has been announced as of yet.

There is no word yet on when the new Final Destination movie might come to theatres. We also don't know who will star in it or who may direct. Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.

The most recent entry, Final Destination 5, was released in 2014.

Melton and Dunstan were announced as the writers of a God of War movie for Sony, but that was back in 2012, and things could have changed since then.

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Wait...did they seriously just call Final Destination "Very Scary"? Are you freaking kidding me?

At best, it was a damn comedy. But it was pretty much an insult to the "horror" label. Come on now.

Now, I did say out loud that they SHOULD try to reboot the franchise because of today's technology and everything. But knock off the bullsh*t...."very scray"? Really?

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The F! I was just thinking and hoping that they would make a remake of the Final Destination series. I watched 1 and 2 last week! They look so cheap now, but a fun "flashback"!

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Final Destination 5 came out in 2011. FD 6 was canceled. Why the hell do we need a reboot of this series?

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It's actually more funny than scary, borderline hilarious. A+ for creativity, D- for story.

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Is there any original thought left in hollywierd?

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@proxima1025: When audiences start to see films like bad times at the El Royale or Valerian, maybe Hollywood will start making more original films. We decide what gets made and all people see to want are reboots and

Marvel films.

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I really liked these, though I wouldn't call them scary. They were more suspenseful than scary. I'll be looking forward to this one.

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It was kind of an interesting concept the first time around. Then it was milked using the same story and there was nothing ever "scary" about it. It's just gore porn.

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Dope, loved most of these movies. Would be cool to see a game done in the same way Until Dawn was.

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