Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

FINAL DESTINATION To Receive More Final Entries

FINAL DESTINATION To Receive More Final Entries

New Line Cinema is rekindling their hit horror franchise Final Destination and they've recruited Saw and The Collector duo Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton to write the script.

The first Final Destination movie was released back in 2000 and set up the reoccurring plot where a character has a premonition of a horrific event and cheats their own death.

New Line is reviving its "Final Destination" franchise, which has been dormant since 2011, says reports.

The five films of grossed almost $700 million worldwide between 2000 and 2011 making it the tenth highest grossing horror franchise in the United States at approximately $347.8 million.

Composed of five films, the original franchise was always received with mixed reviews from critics, who consistently praised the death sequences and concepts while frequently criticizing the poorly written dialogue and predictable plotting of the films.

New Line has been making a killing in horror over recent years (and as "The House that Freddy Built" they're no stranger to the game) and I've been saying for a while that it was only a matter of time before they pulled the trigger on bringing the Final Destination franchise back. It's a franchise where nobody feels bad about cheering for a good kill, and the kills are generally really, really good.

The series also bore the dubious honour of becoming increasingly inaccurately named as it went on (with The Final Destination being the least-accurate of the lot), and now it's about to become even more so.

Reddick, originally wrote the script for an episode of TV series "The X Files", but later chose to turn the script into a feature-length film at the behest of one of his New Line Cinema colleagues.

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