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Horror movie franchises are great because, no matter what they say, no matter how definitive the statement, there’s always the possibility of another addition. How many times have you heard “this is the last one”, only to be met with a fresh installment a few years later? This practice is as much a part of the genre as guys in masks, blood splatter, teen drinking, and gratuitous nudity. Keeping with this time-honored ritual, Warner Bros. has greenlit “Final Destination 5” (which could possibly bear the unfortunate name “5nal Destination”), despite the fact that the last one was purportedly the final “Final Destination”. Also, there is potential that parts 6 and 7 could shoot back to back.
Here’s the plot synopsis for part 5:
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.
“Final Destination 5” stars Emma Bell (“Frozen”) and Nick D’Agosta (“Drive Thru”), and sees “Avatar” second unit director Steve Quayle make his directorial debut. Written by Eric Heiserrer, the man responsible for “Nightmare on Elm Street 2010” (and revised by Gary Dauberman), there is no release date yet.
Canydman himself, Tony Todd is set to reprise his role in the series for the first time since “Final Destination 2”, and when asked about the new film, he said:
“Thumbs up! Thumbs way up. They expanded my part, and the producer told me as we were leaving Vancouver that if it opens at Number 1 – which statistically it has – they’re going to shoot the next two simultaneously.”
So there is more Tony Todd to look forward to, and if you’re into that sort of thing, and if the movie going public shows that they still have a few more destinations left in them, two more installments primed and ready to go.