The Final Destination franchise celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. And today, screenwriter/creator Jeffrey Reddick promises the upcoming reboot will get back on track as soon as the business starts back up.
He tweets: “It’s not over. They were developing another #FinalDestination until Covid hit. They’ll pick it back up once the business starts back up.”
Check out his tweet below.
The last time we saw the series on the big screen was in Steven Quale’s Final Destination 5 with Emma Bell. That flick centered on a corporate retreat that turns deadly when a dude, you guessed it, experiences a horrifying vision. This time death comes via a sinister suspension bridge. When his vision ends, the guy takes saves (some) of his buddies but they soon find Death will not be denied.
Producer Craig Perry revealed the reboot centers on first-responders: “We’re toying with having it take place in the world of first responders: EMTs, firemen, and police. These people deal with death on the front lines every day and make choices that can cause people to live or die. We rely on their good judgment, expertise, and calm demeanor. So why not put those people in the nightmare situation where every choice can bring about life and death – but now for themselves? We’re thinking that world might be an interesting way into a Final Destination movie, and one which can also generate unique set pieces in a very credible way.”
Tony Todd confirmed he’s ready to return to the series, saying: “Not official talks but [producer] Jeffrey Reddick, a dear friend of mine who created the original story. I have a long history…So yeah, if it were up to Jeffrey and me, I’d be the person. But we don’t know yet. I know they’ve had several attempts at scripts. They’re still trying to figure out the right puzzle if that’s the right term for Final Destination.”
Are you up for more?