New Line Cinema is bringing back one of their horror classics. If you’ve watched the early 2000’s classic Final Destination, how many of you reading this right now can say you are totally okay with driving behind a truck with loaded tree logs? Better yet can fly on a plane without the thought of your seat tray lock coming off as you turn it?
Now that we are in an era of reboots it was only a matter of time the Final Destination franchise falls into the reboot train. According to THR, New Line Cinema has started working on a new Final Destination reboot. Saw franchise writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are set to write the premise for the script. Together they’ve penned four films in the Saw franchise with their most recent screenplay being the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark for CBS Films set to release in theaters August 2019.
Reboot plot details and storylines are not being shared right now but given the box office success of the Saw franchise I’d say the script is in the right hands. The reboot is currently being described as a ‘re-imagining’ of the franchise.
The Final Destination films revolve around a character who has a premonition of a deadly event and inevitably attempts every possible way to cheat death. All five films keep the same concept with different storylines. I personally will always cherish the first Final Destination film as its events still give me fear of doing certain things till today. For example, at a train station I just can’t ever stand too close to the platform with an incoming train as most do, in fear some sort of debris will come flying off the tracks in my direction. If you’ve seen the first film, you know exactly which scene I’m referring to here.
The first Final Destination premiered in 2000 making $112 million globally against a budget of only $23 million. Its four sequels together grossed nearly $700 million worldwide. Given these numbers it makes sense to bring the film back in a time where many reboots are having great box office success.
The production company New Line Cinema has had many great successes in the horror genre, with its more recent box office hits being the Conjuring and Annabelle universe. New line is also set to release the anticipated sequel to IT: Chapter Two later this year.
Many will agree reboots can either be successful or completely fail. Final Destination is one of those films that has potential for box office success with a reboot. If you haven’t seen Final Destination yet, I highly recommend adding it to your must watch list.