New Line Cinema is restarting its ‘Final Destination’ horror franchise, hiring Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the writers of Saw 4 through 7, to pen the script.
Plot details for the sixth installment, which is being billed as a re-imagining of the franchise, were not revealed.
Melton and Dunstan are horror vets have done more than just the four ‘Saw’ movies. They were winners on season three of ‘Project Greenlight’ and also wrote ‘Piranha 3DD.’ They also penned the upcoming ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ for CBS Films. The duo are working with horror producers Platinum Dunes on an untitled Christmas horror project set up at Sony and ‘The Reckoning’ at Paramount.
New Line also has The Conjuring Universe, with a new ‘Annabelle’ project being released July 3. The highly anticipated Stephen King adaptation ‘It: Chapter Two’ releases on September 6.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter