The Final Destination franchise is being retooled with a brand new movie, with Jon Watts (Clown, Cop Car, Spider-Man: No Way Home) on board as producer. Watts is producing the sixth installment of the franchise for HBO Max, with Lori Evans Taylor (“Wicked Wicked Games”) and Guy Busick (Scream 2021) writing Final Destination 6.
As an update today, THR reports that Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein (Freaks) have been brought on board to direct Final Destination 6, with the plot under wraps.
Speaking with Dread Central, Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick recently teased what we can expect, suggesting the new movie will change up the classic formula.
Reddick teased, “I will say that it’s not just going to be another kind of ‘we set up a group of people, they cheat death, and then just death gets them.’ And there’s one wrinkle that we kind of added to every movie to kind of like change it up a little bit: this one is… a true Final Destination movie, but it doesn’t follow that kind of formula that we’ve kind of established.”
Stay tuned for more on Final Destination 6 as we learn it.
Producers on the new movie for New Line Cinema also include Dianne McGunigle (Cop Car) as well as Final Destination producers Craig Perry and Sheila Hanahan Taylor.
This will be the sixth installment in the hit franchise, and the first in over ten years. Each film centers on “Death” hunting down young friends who survive a mass casualty event.