Although it's been over seven years since the last Final Destination movie was released in theaters, death is always omnipresent, and it's looking to return with a vengeance in a new Final Destination movie written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that a sixth Final Destination film is in the works at New Line Cinema, with Melton and Dunstan writing the screenplay.
Plot details for the new Final Destination movie have yet to be revealed, but the latest entry to the franchise is described by THR as a "re-imagining." Originally conceived by Jeffrey Reddick, the Final Destination franchise kicked off with the release of the first film (co-written by Reddick, Glen Morgan, and James Wong) in 2000, with the latest movie in the franchise, Final Destination 5, hitting theaters in 2011.
As many horror fans know, each Final Destination movie revolves around a group of people who are saved from certain demise thanks to a premonition, only to have the invisible force of death come back for them in a variety of wicked ways (as it turns out, the Grim Reaper can be very creative in his macabre methods).
A director for the new Final Destination film has yet to be named, but Dunstan has plenty of directing experience himself, having helmed The Collector, The Collection, and The Neighbor (all of which were co-written with Melton). Melton and Dunstan also wrote the Feast films and Saw IV, V, and VI, so they should have no problem coming up with creepy ways to kill off characters who have cheated death.
We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on more details regarding the new Final Destination movie as they are revealed. In the meantime, here's what Reddick tweeted about the exciting news:
Alright fans, I’m so excited - #FinalDestination6 is coming! I couldn’t be more thrilled @MarcusDunstan and @PatrickWMelton are penning the script. They’re great guys and writers. My baby is in amazing hands. :) #DeathisComing #finaldestination - https://t.co/lHOnMNt5Px @thr
— Jeffrey Reddick (@JeffreyaReddick) January 11, 2019