Final Destination 6 moving ahead at HBO Max

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The fear fuelled Final Destination franchise is back for more death and destruction, and details of the next film are here.

The Final Destination franchise has flown somewhat under the radar compared to similar high concept, long running series from the same era like Saw, with the last installment hitting screens over a decade ago, in 2011.

Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein, the filmmaking duo who made the 2018 sci-fi thriller Freaks, will direct the new film from a script by Ready Or Not writer Guy Busick and Lori Evans Taylor. Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts wrote the story for the new film, and he will also produce alongside Dianne McGunigle and Sheila Hanahan Taylor.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this news is how Lipovsky and Stein landed the gig, by going through what was described as the “Zoom call to end all Zoom calls”.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “they made their pitch to New Line executives and producers together, with a burning fireplace behind them. As they wrapped up the meeting, the fire came alive and the mantel began burning. The filmmakers stopped and, after a tense moment, quickly extinguished the flames. As they sat down, everyone relieved the accident had passed, a wrenching creak was heard and suddenly, the whizzing ceiling fan broke off and flew down, decapitating one of the filmmakers”.

“The execs and producers went from concern to all-out laughter. The bit, using a combination of prerecorded footage and visual effects, had transitioned seamlessly and showed their unabashed enthusiasm. It was, to all involved, the cherry on top”.

Little is known about the plot, or whether it will tie into the previous five films, but original screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick teased that ““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'”. We wait and see if that proves to be the case.

Final Destination 6 is due to begin production soon, we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

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