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‘Saw’ Writers Are Rebooting ‘Final Destination’

Over the last few years we’ve seen a lot of Horror film reboots, and the next franchise to hit the reset button will be “Final Destination”. According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinema has hired writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to reboot the Final Destination series. This duo are known for writing the scripts of Piranha 3D and four of the ‘Saw’ films. To be honest though these scripts probably weren’t the strongest, in fact after James Wan’s departure from the ‘Saw’ franchise, it became less effective. Hopefully though Melton and Dunstan can redeem themselves.

Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan

“Final Destination” was a massive hit for New Line, the original “Final Destination” made $122 million around the globe on just a $23 million budget. Over the course of 11 years, “Final Destination” made almost $700 million at the box office. This upcoming sixth installment is being described as a “re-imagining” of the franchise have not yet been revealed by the studio or the writers. In a recent interview “FD” franchise star Tony Todd was asked about a potential reboot, and he actually had his doubts as to whether or not another film would see the light of day saying;

“I am [surprised] but I know why there hasn’t been [another sequel],” Todd said. “It’s really an expensive film to shoot. Just getting whatever accident set pieces, like for example part two with the whole traffic accident, that took a good five weeks to shoot and at least 20 million bucks. So there are other films like the Annabelle films which just focuses on a doll that they can shoot for a lot cheaper and still make money.”

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Written by Neill Frazer

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