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New Line Execs Lining Up Possible Directors for Final Destination 5

Yes, The Final Destination sent the franchise out on a supremely limp note, but the sucker grossed nearly $200 million. That being said, it is a no-brainer that any flick that makes that kind of bank at the box office is going to get a sequel, and one is coming. Find out who’s in the running for the director’s seat by reading on.

According to New York Magazine’s Vulture New Line and Warner have the following three directors in mind to bring us the fifth installment in the franchise, which is currently going through rewrites from scribe Eric Heisserer.

Steve Quale, a second unit and visual effects director on Avatar. Bradley Parker, a commercial director and second unit/visual effects director on Matt Reeves’ (Cloverfield) forthcoming film Let Me In. Charles Gibson, the second unit/visual effects director on the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Not too shabby choice-wise. Given that this next entry will also be in 3D, it’s good to have folks involved who understand visual effects.

An official announcement is expected ASAP.

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  • James Coker

    you know I can Understand why many horror fans can say that this franchise is a modern day F13 cuz all you want to see is the inventive kills, but me personally…I can’t stand these films, there is a certain amount of ridiculousness i can take in a horror movies and these are always WAAAY TOOO ridiculous for me, and that’s coming from a guy who LOVES the amazingly Bad but Nightmarish and Gory BigFoot Video Nasty NIGHT OF THE DEMON

  • Floydian Trip

    Oh yeah, interesting choices of directors. I’d like to see what Quale or Gibson could do.

    • NickTFaraday

      2nd Quale. I would be cool to see how far he could push the 3D after helping “define” the new 3D standards with Avatar.

  • Tshoffie

    i actually liked all the Final Destination films..they were fun to watch

  • Terminal

    More glorified snuff films for the fans bitching they want more from their horror movies than gore. Yay.
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    • LifeMi

      I actually like these movies. No, only the first one is legitimately good but they’re all fun movies. In many ways, it’s the closest thing to a modern-day Friday the 13th; films of questionable quality that are still popular because of the insane kill scenes.

      • Floydian Trip

        Right On. I love them for that as well. The only reason to watch Friday the 13th is for the kills and T&A and the same goes for these except there’s no T&A. Final Destination movies have a real old-school feel to them for being as modern as they are. Moreso than most. They can keep making these for as long as they want and I’ll go see every one of them.

        • FireRam

          I agree with both of you above me. And also,first,I’d like to say THANKS for posting that video above. Fun to watch. I think the beginning of FD2 is one of THE BEST starts to a horror movie ever. I loved the plane crash in the first,watched it over and over,but the road crash scene topped that for me. Love it. It takes a few seconds on each death to give us just enough details to enjoy it. And some of the kills were GREAT! Tree trunk through cop car brains and tree trunk out the back window…LOVE IT! Guy gets killed by own bike…BAD LUCK MAN!! Guy trapped in car trapped by seat belt burning to death. Just great stuff! The way that I agree though is that I think the first one is a GREAT horror movie. Really enjoyed it. Second was pretty good just shy of the first (IMO),but then they start to go downhill,but I will continue to see them no matter how many they put out just to see how everyone dies. I really didn’t like the fourth though,and didn’t really like the ending either. I’m hoping this next installment brings a better movie than three and four.

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          • Vanvance1

            I have to disagree with the majority here.

            I think the Final Destination series is painfully dull. The first one wasn’t bad, but there wasn’t a lot of story to begin with. Rehashing said story again and again with Hollywood’s tame version of gore (and no, none of the kills are that great) makes this a teen oriented bore.

            It’s not as bad as the Saw series but I’m done watching these things. The only way they could breathe some life into it is if they started f’ing with the concept in a radical way.

          • Terminal

            Thanks Vanvance, I agree for the most part. These movies have tricked people in to watching mainstream snuff and it’s pretty sad how people still bitch about no intelligence or originality in horror anymore yet still willingly turn out for these god awful braindead tripe films.
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      • Terminal

        With the F13 films, at least we had a likable set of characters set up to die, and not just meat puppets set up to die. These movies are god awful, but far be it from me to question taste.
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        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • HorrorMaven

    I freaking love this franchise, even though the 4th film sucked like a demonic vacuum. Here’s hoping they get back on track with #5.

    What are they gonna call this one, though?

    “The Utter, Full-Stop, No…We Really Mean It This Time, Finally Final Destination”? ;)

    • Emy

      I would love to see that title on a poster. Might have to get it, if it got that title.

    • PelusaMG

      “The First Destination” or “Final Destination: The Beginning”… or something like that. It’s got to be an origin story of some sort, based on the fact that the last film was the ‘final’ destination.

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      • Floydian Trip

        I wouldn’t want to get all anal or nitpicky about these movies. Call it whatever just kill people and I agree that I’d like to see them be as inventive as they were in 2. That’s my favorite. That was the boy blowing up at grill ending wasn’t it? Hysterical.

        • The Woman In Black

          Two’s my favorite also. Mainly because the victims were made up of all ages instead of the stereotypical teens. And the kills were especially nasty.