Final Destination reboot is coming, instead of a sequel

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Final Destination hasn't reached its final destination after all.

Mere days after franchise star Tony Todd said the movie series was effectively dead, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that original distributor New Line is working to produce the sixth film in the franchise.

Unfortunately, it won't be Final Destination 6 though. The studio is going for a "re-imagining"/reboot concept and has hired veteran horror writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan.

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Together, they've penned four instalments of the Saw franchise, the spoof Piranha 3DD and are about to release Guillermo del Toro's remake of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

The original film series revolved around the terrifying premise of a person saving their own and others' lives from certain death due to a premonition - but in the process sending the ominous spectre of Death after them.

A recurring star from the series was horror favourite Tony Todd, who said only a few days ago that he thought Final Destination was effectively dead because the films were so expensive to make.

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"I am [surprised] but I know why there hasn't been [another sequel]. It's really an expensive film to shoot. Just getting whatever accident set pieces, like for example part two with the whole traffic accident, that took a good five weeks to shoot and at least 20 million bucks," he explained.

"So there are other films like the Annabelle films which just focused on a doll that they can shoot for a lot cheaper and still make money."

But, it looks like there's still some life in Death after all!

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