Is The Final Destination the End?
Posted 08.13.09 by Ryan
When The Final Destination opens on August 28, it will be the first Final Destination in 3 years and the fourth in 10 years. But will this be the, dare we say it, the final Final Destinaton? ShockTilYouDrop spoke with producer Craig Perry and asked that very question.
Well, there's a lot of factors. When we started talking about Final Destination 4, any time you see a four next to something, it feels like you're pushing your luck and making Leprechaun. We all kind of realized that as much as we obviously have a lineage that we want to follow that this will probably be the last movie for a variety of reasons and why not just do it right and call it The Final Destination. Actually, the marketing department had that stroke of genius that I think actually speaks to both the sort of consummation of the franchise, delivering on everything the first three are sort of positing, because we had a really healthy budget and there were a lot of things we could do that we could never do in the other movies. Finally, I think that we have ... I won't say that we've worn out our welcome, as much as we've come home and sort of put this thing to bed in a great way.
So why come back for another Final Destination?
At the end of the day, New Line said, "You know what? Final Destination 3 was the most
successful, most profitable and the biggest opening weekend [they] had that year." At that point they were like, "Okay, let's see if we can justify another one." They commissioned a script. Like any movie, there's no greenlight. There's no guarantee. It all comes down to the script and Eric Brest, who, with his partner, wrote Final Destination 2 and have since been been working on their own individual projects, he came on board this draft and it was distinctive and interesting enough, and it had one extra overlay that further distinguishes it from the predecessors in a good way. It adds a different dimension (no pun intended), as how to look at death interacting in our world.
The latest TV spot doesn't exactly show the new "dimension," but does offer a sneak peek at what kind of 3D movie The Final Destination is going to be.