The popular horror franchise Final Destination is about to make a huge comeback. Variety confirmed that a sixth installment of the franchise is in development, with Jon Watts (director of MCU’s Spider-Man trilogy) serving as a producer.
Watt’s most recent project Spider-Man: No Way Home was released last month and it broke numerous records. It grossed $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie of the pandemic era and the first movie that grossed more than a billion dollars during the pandemic era. It is also the eighth highest-grossing movie of all time.
In December 2020, Marvel Studios also announced that Watts will helm the Fantastic Four reboot, which will be set in the MCU. And now, HBOMax hired Watts to produce the upcoming Final Destination 6, which is in early development. Lori Evans Taylor and Guy Busick are set to write the script, while Watts is also receiving credit for the story.
“Both Dianne [McGunigle, another produceer on the project] and I have been massive fans of ‘Final Destination’ from the very beginning. So to be able to have a hand in crafting a new story with the original team and New Line is going to be both fun and exciting.” — Jon Watts
“Jon and Dianne’s passion for the series is only matched by how much fun they are to work with. Sheila [Hanahan Taylor] and I couldn’t be more excited to have their creative energy driving this latest installment in the ‘Final Destination’ franchise with New Line. With Guy and Lori’s inspired execution of Jon’s original idea, we have a movie that audiences are gonna love.” — Craig Perry, the producer of Final Destination franchise
The Final Destination franchise kicked off in 2000 with the original movie of the same name. Four sequels followed in 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2011, respectively. The franchise grossed $665 million worldwide. Final Destination 6 will be made exclusively for HBOMax, the release date is still TBA.