Final Destination is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month and to celebrate the anniversary, Digital Spy talked to producer Craig Perry (Perry) about the planned new movie.
Back in January 2019, it was reported that Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan were working on a reboot of the franchise. It’s a movie that Perry is determined to make happen.
“We’re toying with having 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,” Perry told Digital Spy.
“We rely on their good judgement, expertise, and calm demeanour. 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.” Perry told Digital Spy.
Even though it’s unlikely to tie into the original movie like Final Destination 5 did, Jeffrey Reddick told Digital Spy that he believes it isn’t quite a reboot. In case you’re wondering, Reddick is the creator of the series.
“I’ve been talking to Craig and the concept behind it is unique. I think reboot is probably too strong of a word, it makes it sound like they’re going to change everything, but it’s definitely a Final Destination movie,” Reddick told Digital Spy.
Reddick added, “Craig is the master of coming up with crazy openings and set pieces. He’s told me a couple of things that happen in this one and it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s not going to feel like [a] cash-grab Final Destination [movie].”
Perry couldn’t help but tease one of those set pieces: “I don’t think anybody will look at a revolving door in the same way again…”
Stay tuned to Horror Movie Zone for more.
Source: Digital Spy