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    Final Destination Reboot (TBA)

    Final Destination reboot enters development with Saw writers

    The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the fan-favorite New Line Cinema horror franchise Final Destination is getting the reboot treatment from Saw franchise writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan.

    The franchise, which began in 2000 with a script originally written for the Fox supernatural series The X-Files, followed a new group of teens/young adults who narrowly escape a grisly death when one has a premonition of the event, only for Death to follow them and reclaim their souls in horrific and unique ways, everything from stray drops of tea in a computer monitor to a stray wrench on a production line.

    Composed of five films, the original franchise was always received with mixed reviews from critics, who consistently praised the death sequences and concepts while frequently criticizing the poorly written dialogue and predictable plotting of the films. The series was, however, always a hit with audiences, with every film proving to be commercial hits and having grossed nearly $700 million over the course of 11 years and five entries.

    A sixth entry into the series has long been discussed, given the surprise critical success the fifth installment proved to be and the large financial success of the latter two films, but developmental delays and seemingly lack of initiative from the studio has kept fans in the dark as to if and when the franchise would ever return to the big screen.

    Melton and Dunstan joined the long-running Saw franchise beginning with the fourth installment and continuing to the initial seventh and final entry and are also known for having scripted the 2012 monster horror film Piranha 3DD, the less-than-enthusiastically received sequel to the surprise critical and commercial 2010 remake of Piranha.

    New Line Cinema have recently been making waves in helping revive the horror genre for mainstream audiences, with The Conjuring universe, along with the acclaimed 2017 hit Lights Out and 2017 adaptation of the bestselling Stephen King novel, It, with the second half of the novel being adapted into a sequel entitled Chapter Two that is set to hit theaters on September 6, while also having the upcoming James Wan-produced The Curse of La Llorona set to premiere on April 19 along with the third entry into the Annabelle franchise set to debut on July 3.
    The previous 5 installment totals

    1 The Final Destination WB (NL) $66,477,700 3,121 $27,408,309 3,121 8/28/09
    2 Final Destination 3 NL $54,098,051 2,880 $19,173,094 2,880 2/10/06
    3 Final Destination NL $53,331,147 2,587 $10,015,822 2,587 3/17/00
    4 Final Destination 2 NL $46,961,214 2,834 $16,017,141 2,834 1/31/03
    5 Final Destination 5 WB (NL) $42,587,643 3,155 $18,031,396 3,155 8/12/11
    TOTAL: $263,455,755 - - - -
    AVERAGE: $52,691,151 2,915 $18,129,152 2,915 -

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    Re: Final Destination Reboot (TBA)

    Oh my word, haven't they ragged this franchise enough already?
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    Re: Final Destination Reboot (TBA)

    last installment made

    Total Lifetime Grosses
    Domestic: $42,587,643 27.0%
    + Foreign: $115,300,000 73.0%
    = Worldwide: $157,887,643
    It had a 40 million dollar budget, I always get confused by international numbers though. Out of the 115 million I wonder how much is that pure profit.

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    Would have to wonder if they've already deducted the translation costs etc in that too haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Would have to wonder if they've already deducted the translation costs etc in that too haha.
    Yeah, I would assume it would be like half the money.

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    It seems so unnecessary. They ended on a high note which doesn’t happen to a lot of franchises.


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    Eh, I'm in favor of it. Back when I last binged the series, I loved all of the odd number entries with the last one actually being my favorite. The whole reboot term seems pretty unnecessary since there was little connection between the films. As long as they can keep coming up with clever ways to kill the victims without repeating previous ones, I'm in favor of keeping this series going.

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    Re: Final Destination Reboot (TBA)

    Seems like all a sequel needs to do these days to earn the "reboot" title is to put some years between itself and the previous installment. This likely won't be a reboot any more than 2-5 were
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    I'm a fan of the series so I'm glad to see that it's getting another entry. Wonder if they'll bring Tony Todd back for this.






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