You can’t fool death but this duo of directors will definitely try.
Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein, the film crew best known for their 2018 sci-fi thriller Bizarrewon the coveted director contract End destination 6the re-launch of New Line’s Grand Guignol horror series.
Craig Perry, producer of the original franchise, is producing with Sheila Hanahan Taylor. Jon Watts, the director behind Tom Holland Spiderman film, also producing with Dianne McGunigle (FX’s Atlanta).
Watts also wrote the treatment for the relaunch. Guy Busick and Lori Evans Taylor, whose credits include Ready or not? and the relaunched Scream franchise, is writing the script. Before Final Destination The film was released over 10 years ago, in 2011.
Plot details are being locked in and latched on but the core concept remains: A character has a premonition of a gruesome and deadly event, tricking himself to death and saving several other lives in the process. hey, just to have Death, as a personality but unstoppable force, come one by one.
The search for a new director accounted for the majority of the year, with more than two hundred applicants submitted by agencies and management companies. An insider said: “It’s rare to have something this big and ready for a reboot.
Lipovsky and Stein rise to the top thanks to their ideas and passion for End destination brand. According to sources, the duo were getting ready to get the gig when a final Zoom pitch meeting turned into what some in Hollywood called a call for Zoom to end it all. including Zoom calls.
The duo took the field together with New Line executives and producers, with a fireplace burning behind them. When they finished the meeting, the fire came to life and the mantle began to burn. The filmmakers stopped and, after a moment of tension, quickly extinguished the fire. As they sat down, everyone breathed a sigh of relief that the accident was over, there was a clack and suddenly the spinning ceiling fan went off and flew down, beheading one of the filmmakers.
The performers and producers went from nervous to burst of laughter. The bits, using a combination of pre-recorded footage and visual effects, transitioned seamlessly and showcased their unwavering enthusiasm. For all involved, it is the cherry at the top.
The first End destination directed by James Wong and starring Devon Sawa and Ali Larter. It made $112 million worldwide on a $23 million budget. This was followed by four sequels in 2011, which have grossed nearly $700 million globally to date, with directors including David R. Ellis and Steven Quale directing. It is New Line’s third-largest horror franchise, behind the over $2 billion generated by The Conjuring cinematic universe and over 1 billion dollars of both It film.
Known to their group as “Zadam,” Lipovsky and Stein made their debut with their feature film debut. Bizarre, was one of the biggest grossing films at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and topped Netflix’s Top Ten list. The film stars Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern. They are also Emmy Award-nominated television directors, whose most recent work includes Fraggle Rock for Apple. The duo has a bunch of projects around town, including a climbing thriller Dead point with Spyglass.
Lipovsky and Stein are represented by Verve and Ground Control Entertainment.