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Reports: Lori Evans Taylor To Write Final Destination 6

The sixth installment of the fan-favorite Final Destination series is on its way and has also found a new writer in Lori Evans Taylor, who wrote Bed Rest. The news of Evans getting the role comes with the announcement about the festival plans of Bed Rest, making it quite easy to miss. However, it has no additional details about what the film would be about. The franchise goes around a group of teenagers who escape death, only to have the universe attempting to “right” itself by taking their lives in a series of unfortunate and gruesome events that follow. The original series starred Tony Todd and Devon Sawa.

Final Destination 6 Ropes In Lori Evans Taylor As Writer

Lori Evans Taylor
Lori Evans Taylor

Taylor has also been listed by Deadline as the writer of Final Destination 6 while she is also penning the script for Ben Affleck’s I Am Still Alive for Universal Pictures. After being stuck in development for years, the word finally came out that Final Destination 6 is back in development.

“They were working on a new Final Destination but that got pushed back because of COVID,” series creator Jeffrey Reddick said last October.

Final Destination franchise
Final Destination franchise

While we don’t know if the pre-COVID version also saw Taylor as the writer, but the idea at that time was to set the film in a new universe so it’s not directly tied to the timeline and events of the previous films, but not to also change how the universe works or Death takes its victims.

“We’re toying with having it take place in the world of first responders: EMTs, firemen and police,” producer Craig Perry said in an interview last year. “These people deal with death on the front lines every day and make choices that can cause people to live or die. We rely on their good judgment, expertise, and calm demeanor. So why not put those people in the nightmare situation where every choice can bring about life and death – but now for themselves? We’re thinking that the world might be an interesting way into a Final Destination movie, and one which can also generate unique set pieces in a very credible way… The last thing I’ll say is, I don’t think anybody will look at a revolving door in the same way again…”

The initial Final Destination films had a simple formula: they were inexpensive and yielded high profits for the producers, as a result. However, the aborted revivals of the franchise made a mistake to try and make it “big” by creating a film that would have leaned towards the blockbuster territory, making it a lot more expensive to make.

Written by Ryan Lee