Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan will write the script for the sixth installment in New Line Cinema’s “Final Destination” franchise, the studio announced Friday.
The films have grossed almost $700 million worldwide since the first film’s debut in 2000. The “Final Destination” franchise is one of the longest running at New Line, where horror is a specialty.
Melton and Dunstan won “Project Greenlight” Season 3 and are best known for writing four of the “Saw” movies (movies four to seven). Their upcoming projects include “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” “The Reckoning” and an Untitled Christmas Horror Project.
The “Final Destination” films have starred Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, among many more. James Wong, David R. Ellis and Steven Quale have been directors on the projects.
Melton and Dunstan are represented by Verve, Underground and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal.