We are WAY overdue for a new Final Destination film...
...The KHC podcast has spent all month covering Final Destination, a series about groups of people who escape death, only to be hunted down one by one by the sinister force, and to say they are a total blast would be an understatement of deadly proportions. The first film landed in 2000, with multiple sequels that, in this writer's opinion, are severely underrated. It was reported a while back that Feast creators Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan would be rebooting the series, which I still believe is a perfect pairing.
Now, our friends over at Bloody Disgusting are reporting that this new reboot will actually take place within the same universe as the sequels! Bloody revealed that in a new interview with Digital Spy, franchise creator Jeffrey Reddick stated about the reboot, “I think ‘reboot’ is probably too strong of a word, it makes it sound like they’re going to change everything, but it’s definitely a 'Final Destination' movie...Craig (producer Craig Perry) is the master of coming up with crazy openings and set pieces...He’s told me a couple of things that happen in this one and it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s not going feel like cash-grab Final Destination film.”
Perry added, "We’re toying with having it take place in the world of first responders: EMTs, firemen and police,” Perry reveals...These people deal with death on the front lines every day, and make choices that can cause people to live or die.”
Consider us SOLD. It's actually pretty surprising that in five sequels, the Final Destination franchise never really tackled the world of first responders and the way they see death, so already, this sounds like a fresh new way to explore the franchise.
Now, if Tony Todd could just reprise his mysterious role in the series...
By Matt Konopka