Final Destination is officially back. The horror saga that began in 2000, exploring the sinister game of death and fate, will have a new chapter 12 years after the last installment. Warner Bros. Discovery seeks to revive its great franchises and bring more and more people to theaters, and Final Destination will be part of its strategy.
During the company’s panel at CinemaCon 2023 (via DisccusingFilm) a new installment in the franchise was announced, with Freaks directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein behind the cameras, with a script by Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy director, Jon Watts who will also produce.
Final Destination presents a universe where the fate of each person is marked and no one can escape their death. Except for a select few who have the ability to see the future seconds before chaos breaks out. However, avoiding their personal tragedy and others’ brings terrible consequences, since death is not willing to forgive those who cheat fate.
Each installment of Final Destination introduces a new group of protagonists who must solve the mystery behind the deaths that begin to occur in order of how it should have happened before the tragedy was averted. However, some of the movies connect with each other with some characters from the previous ones returning to explain the phenomenon that the new death’s victims have to go through.
Details regarding the cast of plot details for the new movie are being kept under wraps, since the project is in early development stage.
Warner Bros. Discovery’s Strategy for a Brilliant Future
Weeks before CinemaCon, the company led by David Zaslav had already made an important batch of announcements during the annual presentation to investors, in this case focused mainly on its streaming service.
Max, the name that the platform will carry from May in the United States and later in the rest of the world, is already working on new series related to some of the company’s most important characters and stories such as Harry Potter, The Big Bang Theory or the universe of DC Comics, by the hand of James Gunn and Peter Safran.
Another saga that will have its own show is The Conjuring, which was also present at CinemaCon, announcing its next film. The Warrens will return for a fourth installment titled The Last Rites, which was officially announced at the event, and the series is planned to continue the stories developed for the big screen.
This way, Warner Bros. Discovery plans to connect its film productions with its series, making the most of its strongest brands as well as developing new original content. A clear example of this is The Penguin series, which works both as a continuation of The Batman and as a set up for the sequel, connecting directly with Robert Pattinson’s next adventure as the Caped Crusader.
Other franchises such as Lord of the Rings are also set to develop new projects under the company’s banner in the next few years.