Jon Watts, Director of the Three Most Recent “Spider-Man” films — including the record-shattering “Spider-Man: No Way Home” — has joined New Line’s “Final Destination 6”As a producer at HBO Max.
Craig Perry, the original producer for the five previous films “Final Destination”Sheila Hanahan Taylor returns to produce the next installment in installments. Watts joins Dianne McGunigle’s producing team.
“Both Dianne and I have been massive fans of ‘Final Destination’ from the very beginning,”Watts said in a statement. “So to be able to have a hand in crafting a new story with the original team and New Line is going to be both fun and exciting.”
“Jon and Dianne’s passion for the series is only matched by how much fun they are to work with,”Perry was also included. “Sheila and I couldn’t be more excited to have their creative energy driving this latest installment in the ‘Final Destination’ franchise with New Line. With Guy and Lori’s inspired execution of Jon’s original idea, we have a movie that audiences are gonna love.”
Guy Busick, Lori Evans Taylor, and Guy Busick will screenplay the story based upon Jon Watts’ treatment. Busick is also an author. “Scream,”This movie opens in theaters this weekend.
The hit “Final Destination” film franchise has earned nearly $700 million worldwide to date making it New Line’s third biggest horror franchise behind the record-breaking $2 billion plus “The Conjuring”The Universe and $1 Billion More “IT” films. New Line remains at the forefront of horror films “Salem’s Lot” “Evil Dead Rise”Released in 2022 “Salem’s Lot”Going down the theater route “Evil Dead Rise”Premiering on HBO Max.
The “Final Destination”Films are unique in horror because the antagonist isn’t a physical entity but Death. The franchise’s first film, which was released in 2000, featured Devon Sawa as a teenage pilot who saw a crash and decided to board a plane. Death then chased him, feeling cheated. Four sequels were made to the 2000 film, the latest being “Death Chased,” “Final Destination 5,”2011: In the theaters
Sawa is just one of the many benefits. “Final Destination”Films have featured Ali Larter, Seann Williams Scott, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and many others. These films were directed by Steven Quale and David R. Ellis.
Watts’ third “Spider-Man”Film continues to beat box office records at a level unmatched since the pandemic. December’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home,”It is one of just four live-action superhero films to have earned the coveted A+ CinemaScore. This movie has gone on to become the 6th highest grossing film nationally and the 8th most grossing film globally, with over $1.53 Billion. The three Watts-directed Spider-Man movies also include “Spider-Man: Homecoming” “Spider-Man: Far from Home,”Together they have earned a staggering $3.5 trillion worldwide.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home”The film landed the second highest domestic opening in history, and it crossed $1 billion worldwide in less than a week. It also topped the domestic weekend box office for four consecutive weekends.
Watts is repped by CAA and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole LLP. Busick is repped by A3 Artists Agency, Gotham Group and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. ICM Partners, Kaplan/Perrone LLP and McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP rep Taylor