Nuggets of news about the upcoming Final Destination 6 have been as scarce as hen’s teeth, but some interesting morsels dropped this week.
Jon Watts–whose last project was a little film called Spider–Man: No Way Home–has joined the team as a producer, according to a report on Deadline, and has written the story treatment that will be turned into a screenplay by Lori Evans Taylor and Guy Busick.
The latest Final Destination flick–slated for an as-yet-to-be-determined debut on HBO Max–also has Craig Perry, Sheila Hanahan Taylor and Dianne McGunigle on board as producers.
Watts said in a statement that he has been a “massive fan” of the Final Destination series since the first film. “So, to be able to have a hand in crafting a new story with the original team and New Line is going to be fun and exciting,” he added.
The original 2000 Final Destination–directed by James Wong from a screenplay he wrote with Jeffrey Reddick and Glen Morgan–stars Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith and Tony Todd. The story follows a teenager who cheats death after having a premonition of a catastrophic plane explosion. He and his friends are spared, but Death later takes the lives of those who were meant to die on the plane.
The film was not well-received by critics, but still earned $113 million on a $23-million budget and even won a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film.
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