The creator of Final Destination, Jeffrey Reddic, has confirmed this week that a sixth film was in the works before the pandemic strikes, but it is not exactly something that can be called a reboot. There were suggestions from the writers back in the month of March, hoping to claim the fans of the show who were afraid the original story would be erased like so many other rebooted franchises.
They were circling the idea of maintaining the Final Destination canon but exploring a different area. Specifically, the first responders were in the running to be targeted, a unique perspective that would re-contextualize the inevitable violence of the series without any doubt.
Reddick, in between working on his directorial debut, Don’t Look Back, has also been advising the team behind the Final Destination 6, evidently hoping to make the series fresh again in some way or another. There is no real timetable for the project, as the writing was still happening in March just before the pandemic hit.
Final Destination: Know what Jeffrey Reddick Says
The plot details that were teased at the beginning of this year were really only preliminary. Witnessing as how the series has grossed over $600 million in its time, the formula probably does not have to change too much, but Reddick himself seems to believe it should, especially since it’s been almost ten years since the last release.
Reddick revealed in a recent interview that he confirmed that they were working on a new Final Destination, but that got pushed back because of COVID. The new movie will not be a pure reboot but is set in a different world from the original.
The original plot of Final Destination is something that Reddick has shared before, but it is interesting to see how his ideas have now changed. Much of the full interview revolves around the excitement of Reddick that according to him, Hollywood is changing and that stories can finally change with it, so should he remain involved in his magnum opus franchise, he would want it to change as well.
This opportunity for the next Final Destination to develop a little in the pandemic slowdown may be healthy, as it seems Reddick has some ideas he’d be happy to share with the creative team. In the meantime, Reddick will be working on an unannounced adaptation of a children’s book and the Usagi Yojimbo sequel series for Netflix.