Time to cheat death once more, as the writing duo behind Saw IV–Saw 3D have been brought on to pen the upcoming reboot of the Final Destination series.
Based on a report from The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, who first came onto the Saw franchise with the fourth installment and stayed on through Saw 3D, will be scripting the horror reboot to hopefully restart the franchise that started way back in 2000 under New Line Cinema. Given Melton and Dunstan’s history with horror- not just with the Saw franchise, but also the Feast films and Piranha 3DD– they’re no strangers to horror.
You remember the scene in Scream 4 when Kirby rattles off a list of remakes of groundbreaking horror films? Served as a commentary about how, in a short amount of time, Hollywood had mined its own archives to remake, reboot, and restart its own horror films. And now here we are years later with the Final Destination franchise, which has not had a new film in the series since 2011 with Final Destination 5.
Some horror remakes tend to catch on with audiences, like the recent IT film. It doesn’t always happen, mind you, but some follow-ups or films based on horror films that you remember can do well both at the box office and with audiences and critics alike. Think the recent Halloween film, for example. So it’s indeed possible as long as you have the right creative forces and imagination behind the project.
With that being said, what do you think about a return to the Final Destination franchise? Do you think that this series warrants a reboot or remake at this point in its lifespan? And what do you think about the Saw writers being responsible for helping breathe new life into the franchise? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
New ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Posters Showcase Rodan, Mothra & Ghidorah
Earlier this week, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the newest trailer for their highly-anticipated sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The new trailer showed off some more epic action following the beloved monster along with some incredible sequences involving Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah.
Now, Legendary has shared three brand new posters for Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah. Given that Godzilla will be battling with these monsters in the new film, it makes sense to see them receive their own poster that boasts their size and scale as they unleash their terror against humankind.
Given that Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah all take flight unlike Godzilla, it is going to be stunning visual spectacle to see them take the skies and swoop down as they all battle to the bitter end for what looks to be one of the most-anticipated blockbusters of 2019.
You can check out the new posters of Rodan, Mohra and Ghidorah down below by clicking "Next".
What do you think of these new posters? Are you excited to see the King of the Monsters take the reins in this new sequel? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the MonsterVerse.
Directed by Michael Dougherty, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr., with Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang.
Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters on May 31, 2019.