It looks like Jon Watts has some big plans after his record-breaking launch of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The latest entry in the Tom Holland-led trilogy has managed to pass a billion at the box office, as many films even struggle to reach around $500M. So, it’s no surprise that the director would be highly requested in the industry. He’s already signed up for Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four revival, but it seems he is interested in reviving the Final Destination franchise.
He is taking on a producing role alongside producers Craig Perry and Sheila Hanahan Taylor, who worked on the franchise for quite some time, and his wife Dianne McGunigle. The screenplay is currently being written by Lori Evans Taylor, who worked don Wicked Wicked Games, and Guy Busick, whose new take on Scream is heading to theaters this week. Watts shared his excitement on the new project heading to HBO Max:
Both Dianne and I have been massive fans of ‘Final Destination’ from the very beginning. So to be able to have a hand in crafting a new story with the original team and New Line is going to be both fun and excitingJon Watts
Jon Watts is no stranger to the horror genre, as his first film was the body horror film Clown, which was released in 2014. He worked on the project which was produced by Eli Roth, which he co-wrote with Christopher Ford, who would go on to help him with his work on Cop Car and Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’ll be interesting to see what a new take on the classic Final Destination franchise has in store for viewers.