Bloody-Disgusting has uncovered a bit of information regarding Warner Brothers Pictures fifth installment in the Final Destination franchise. And though we don’t know much about the movie itself, what we read here could just say a lot about what direction the horror flick is heading in.
We won’t waste your time — let’s get right to it. According to the source, Warner Bros. is currently leaning toward calling their new movie 5NAL DESTINATION. Yes, that’s actually what words are indicating could be the new title. Five-nal Destination. Seriously.
Now, this sounds like it’s only the “tentative” title so far, which means they’re leaning toward it but nothing is 100% set in stone. This is a bit of good news because that title is going to get absolutely eviscerated by everyone who reads about it (eviscerate away in the comments below!), and hopefully the studio will see this and change it before looking too stupid.
The only real time that a number used in a movie title seemed to work was with Se7en, but even that still looks a little strange. Apart from that, the very idea makes no sense at all, and it really just makes your title look awkward and unoriginal. In turn, such titles could lead people to automatically assume that if you don’t have the creative ability to name your movie, how could the movie itself possibly be worth paying money to see. Just saying.
Another bit of information uncovered is that this time around, the gruesome opening scene that sets the table for the entire flick will take place on a nice, big, swaying suspension bridge. This idea I very much like. Suspension bridges are terrifying enough as it is, so a good Final Destination scene on one could (hopefully) leave us clenching armrests and holding our breath.
5nal Destination (wow, it looks even worse with lower-case letters. I bet the porn parody is already in production) will be directed by James Cameron protege Steven Quale, and the script is penned by Eric Heisserer, who recently wrote the script for The Thing remake. Filming is expected to begin in September.