Final Destination 5 To Get Back to Basics
05.01.10 by Ryan
Producer Craig Perry promised that Final Destination 4, or The Final Destination as it was titled, was indeed the last of the franchise, saying that the movie "put this thing to bed in a great way." That is, until The Final Destination took the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend and tallied $181 million dollars worldwide. THR reports that a fifth installment is on the way, with Perry once again producing and New Line hiring A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Thing prequel screenwriter Eric Heisserer to write a script that New Line hopes won't be a total retread of the series.
Like The Final Destination, Final Destination 5 will likely be shot in 3-D for a release next year, something confirmed by Heisserer in an interview with iF Magazine. Heisserer also revealed that Final Destination 5 will get back to basics.
It will be out next year. That's the plan. We're going to go back to what made the original work and build from there. We're going to make sure we're creating good suspense horror movie that happens to be a Final Destination movie. That's not to say it's not going to have the hallmarks of what we've come to love about the franchise. We learned a lot of lessons from the fourth movie, and we want to show we've grown from that. I also want to show what a love about the franchise, and most of what I loved about it, is all in the first one.
Heisserer will have a difficult task in front of him improving on the story line of the original and all of the sequels which usually followed a group of young friends who are saved from a horrible accident by one member's premonition. With a score to settle, Death comes for all the friends and lives on for the sequel. The plot is being kept secret for now, though Heisserer has admitted that he was hired after mentioning "Lasik surgery" to the Final Destination producers.
Heisserer could not confirms whether the movie would be in 3-D ("I think so," he replied), but there's little reason to think that New Line would stray from 3-D after the format made The Final Destination such a huge success.