Teased exclusively in this report here on Bloody Disgusting, THR confirms that New Line Cinema is, in fact, rebooting the Final Destination franchise that began in 2000 with the James Wong-directed thriller in which Devon Sawa has a terrifying vision of he and his friends dying in a plane crash. Having prevented the accident, Death hunts them down, one by one. Steven Quale directed the most recent installment, 2011’s Final Destination 5.
The site adds this juicy piece of info: New Line has hired Saw sequel writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to pen the script.
Plot details for the sixth installment, which is being billed as a re-imagining of the franchise, were not revealed.
As the site notes, Melton and Dunstan are horror vets best known for penning four of the Saw movies. They were winners on season three of Project Greenlight and also wrote The Collector, The Collection and Piranha 3DD. They penned the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark for CBS Films and are working with horror producers Platinum Dunes on an untitled Christmas horror project set up at Sony and The Reckoning at Paramount.