Following a long tradition, the title of the new fifth Final Destination movie will be a bit rubbish, according to Bloody Disgusting. Brace yourselves for 5nal Destination.
So do we have to actually pronounce that "fivenal"? That, at least, is a bit better than the "5inal" that some sites are reporting, which looks like "Sinal Destination", which sounds like a nasal decongestant. Since BD's is the exclusive, we're going with "5nal" being the correct variant.
Whatever, there's now also confirmation of the latest instalment's trademark opening disaster. We've previously had a plane crash, a freeway pile-up, a rollercoaster smash, and carnage at a NASCAR race. This time it'll be a suspension bridge collapse. The film is set in Bristol, and involves a gang of indie-loving teens on their way to the Ashton Court Festival, when one of them receives a doom-laden premonition from Isambard Kingdom Brunel.*
What's certain is that we will see kids picked off by an invisible force of death, in grimly inventive ways. It's a formula; why mess with it? The script is by Eric Hesserier (the new Thing and Nightmare on Elm Street) and the director is the James Cameron-approved Steven Quale (second unit on Avatar and Titanic). Shooting starts (in 3D of course) in September, for an August 2011 release.