New Line is restarting its Final Destination franchise with “Saw” (Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI and Saw 3D) and “Piranha 3DD” writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, according to THR.
They also wrote for the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
The first film in 2000 made $122 million on just a $23 million budget. The 4th sucks but the 5th one ended in a satisfying way.
FD franchise star Tony Todd had his doubts. He told Bloody Disgusting:
It’s really an expensive film to shoot. Just getting whatever accident set pieces, like for example part two with the whole traffic accident, that took a good five weeks to shoot and at least 20 million bucks. So there are other films like the Annabelle films which just focuses on a doll that they can shoot for a lot cheaper and still make money.