More Final Destinations on the Way?
02.03.11 by Ryan
For a while in 2009, Final Destination producer Craig Perry attempted to convince the gullible among us that The Final Destination would be the "final" installment in the franchise. At the time, Perry said that the fourth movie "will probably be the last movie for a variety of reasons" and would "put this thing to bed in a great way".
However, much like the impetus to make The Final Destination, the ringing bell of a cash machine struck as The Final Destination won its opening weekend and went on to earn $186 million worldwide. Hence, Final Destination 5 was announced months later.
But are even more Final Destinations on the way? The answer is yes, according to a DreadCentral interview with horror movie staple Tony Todd, who reprises his Final Destination and Final Destination 2 character of prophetic mortician Bludworth for Final Destination 5.
They expanded my part, and the producer told me as we were leaving Vancouver that if it opens at Number 1 — which statistically it has — they’re going to shoot the next two simultaneously.
Was anyone surprised? Well, besides the news that the probable Final Destination 6 and 7 would shoot back-to-back, probably not.
Much like The Final Destination, Final Destination 5 will arrive in theaters in 3-D. The sequel, written by A Nightmare on Elm Street remake scribe
Eric Heisserer, will follow the format of the previous installments that sees a protagonist have a premonition of death that saves another group of people from doom (be it an airplane explosion, freeway pile-up, roller coaster disaster, or improbable race track accident) until Death itself comes looking (this time its a suspension bridge collapse).
Final Destination 5 was directed by James Cameron protege Steven Quale (Aliens of the Deep), and stars a variety of familiar faces for horror fans, including Emma Bell (Frozen), Arlen Escarpeta (Friday the 13th), and Meghan Ory (Dark House), as well as familiar faces from comedies, including P.J. Byrne (Dinner for Schmucks), David Koechner (Anchorman), and Nicholas D'Agosto (Fired Up).