Despite The Final Destination being touted as the last film in the series, that didn’t stop Warner Bros./New Line from greenlighting Final Destination 5, so why the heck would it stop them from greenlighting several more? The studios are clearly determined to milk this cash cow dry, and their only motivation to stop is if the franchise meets its own pitiful death at the box office.

Such is the state of affairs made clear by a recent interview with Tony Todd, whose amusingly macabre, ominous presence is returning to the series for the first time since Final Destination 2. According to him, another two Final Destination sequels are probably in the cards. Read what he had to say after the break. Read More »

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Final Destination 5 Plot Revealed

Warner Bros/New Line has released a press release announcing the start of principal photography on Final Destination 5, which includes the first official plot synopsis:

In this fifth installment, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda. The new victims of Death’s plan are part of a cast led by Emma Bell (Frozen, TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Nick D’Agosto (Fired Up!, TV’s “Heroes”). The film is being shot on location in Vancouver, Canada. The second of the “Final Destination” films to be shot in 3-D, Final Destination 5 is being directed by Steve Quale, marking his major feature film directorial debut.

Read the full press release after the jump.

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We’ve been getting a lot of casting info about Final Destination 5, which James Cameron protege Steven Quale is soon directing. Emma Bell from Frozen and The Walking Dead is signing on as the female lead.

She’ll join  P.J. Byrne, Tony Todd, David Koechner, Meghan Ory, Nicholas D’Agosto, Ellen Wroe, Arlen Escarpeta and Miles Fisher when the film shoots in Vancouver later this month. Expect more antics in which death stalks people, who end up expiring in rather extravagent ways. [Arrow in the Head]

After the break, Ted Danson hates whales, and Jon Hamm partners up with his real-life wife. Read More »

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Over the past week there has been some casting movement on 5nal Destination, aka the fifth Final Destination movie. We haven’t reported some of it because, well, the movie was called 5nal Destination. And after the last couple films in the series, mustering up enthusiasm for this one is difficult. (Though there might be some reason to hope for a better outcome this time. More on that in a moment.)

Now, in addition to a couple more names, including the returning Tony Todd and surprising addition of David Koechner, there’s vague suggestion that someone in marketing or production has come to their senses and the film could be backing away from that ridiculous title. Read More »

Final Destination

In one of the worst title changes of the last few years, Warner Bros has apparently decided to change the title of the fifth Final Destination movie from Final Destination 5 to 5nal Destination. What do you think?

I guess it isn’t quite as bas as the Fast and the Furious sequel title 2 Fast 2 Furious, right? Also, Bloody Disgusting has learned that the opening of the movie will involve…. (highlight the invisotext to reveal possible spoilers) the collapse of a suspension bridge. Sounds like it might be full of possible chain reaction cinematic deaths.

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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.

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Journey to the Center of the Earth
Warner Bros, Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Fox have announced new release dates for a sixteen films to be released over the next three years. We have information and dates for all of the films, after the jump.

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I hope that today we’re not writing about sequels no one really wants, but so far we’ve had Ghost Rider 2 and now Final Destination 5, which Warner Bros. head Alan Horn mentioned at ShoWest.

Yet someone wants these movies. Take The Final Destination. No one expected it to be a critical success, but despite not having any particularly positive word of mouth, the film made $66m domestic, not bad, and an insane $115 worldwide. So, thanks to some sector of the international market that loves seeing American kids killed in horrible ways, there will be a fifth film. And now Eric Heisserer, who wrote the prequel to The Thing, will pen it. Read More »

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