Posted on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
So you’re looking to hire someone for your 3D movie and you can’t afford James Cameron because it’s just another horror sequel? What is a studio to do? How about hire a Cameron protege?
New Line Cinema/Warner Bros has hired Steven Quale to direct the upcoming horror 3D sequel Final Destination 5.
Quale is a long time associate of James Cameron, recruited out of USC film school by Cameron, beginning his career as a production assistant on The Abyss. He continued as a special projects coordinator on Terminator 2: Judgement Day and True Lies. Quale later made his second unit directorial debut on Titanic, and has credits have since included The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, The Haunted Mansion, and Avatar (where he also functioned as a visual effects supervisor. He also directed the Cameron-produced IMAX documentary Aliens of the Deep. He also supposedly did some uncredited special effects work on some of the Cameron films. Seems like a logical choice.
Eric Heisserer (who wrote a draft of the new A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Thing remakes) is working on the script. Final Destination 5 is scheduled to hit theaters on August 26th, 2011.