Final Destination creator Jeffery Reddick confirmed this week that a sixth film was in the works before the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s not exactly a reboot. Suggestions from the writers back in March, hoping to calm fans who were afraid the original story would be erased like so many other rebooted franchises have often done.
While Reddick was working on his directorial debut Don’t Look Back, he was also advising the team on the new Final Destination movie. Reddick said there will be some changes including the new installment will not be a reboot but it will be set in a different world than the previous installments.
In a previous interview with Bloody-Disgusting Jeffrey Reddick said this.
“It’s always: if the formula’s not broken, don’t fix it. But my thing is that Death has so many designs in my brain that it could use. Like, we’re seeing one design with the Rube Goldberg kind of thing. But Death could get us in so many ways. In my original story, which was a little dark because I am a Nightmare on Elm Street fan, Death kind of toyed with them psychologically for some sin or some wrongdoing they did, and they ended up killing themselves. So, that was a little dark. I don’t think I would want to make that movie now, but I just think that Death—it would be fun to explore that world, almost like what we did with the second one. I want to expand on the mythology. If I came back, I would want to do something different.”