The Final Destination franchise is alive and kicking. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Final Destination 6 is officially in the works at New Line with the directors of 2018’s Freaks, Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein, on board to direct.
The search for a director – or in this case, directors – has been ongoing for months now, with the outlet reporting over two hundred candidates were submitted for the gig. And while Lipovsky and Stein had been in the official running for the gig, it wasn’t until their last Zoom call with New Line executives and producers that they nabbed the highly sought-after gig. It’s said that the duo used a mixture of pre-recorded footage and visual effects to create a death-scene reminiscent of the Final Destination films in which it appeared one of the filmmakers had been decapitated. It was the gag that sold all parties involved having shown their enthusiasm for the project.
Jon Watts, who directed the most recent Spider-Man trilogy, is on board as a producer for the reboot. He is also said to have penned the script. Specific plot points are unknown, however, like with Final Destination titles before it, the film will center on a character that has a premonition of a horrific and deadly event, causing them to cheat their own death and save others in the process. However, Death soon becomes an unstoppable force, coming for the survivors one-by-one until they’re all dead.
As of now, the sixth Final Destination film does not have a release date.