I’m letting everyone know right out of the gate that I’m cheating a little on this week’s “Top 5.” As you may know by now, every week I do my best to condense all of our weekly coverage into what the editorial staff deems our “Top 5″ stories. This week, I find that we have a plethora of coverage for various titles. As a result, after the jump you’ll find that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, John Carter, and Final Destination 5 all have multiple links. Also included in this week’s installment is The Dark Knight Rises teaser poster and Matt’s take on Netflix’s announced price increase. Hit the jump for brief recaps and links to each.
As long as there’s an audience for elaborate murdergasms, the Final Destination franchise should be a success. The fifth installment (thankfully no longer titled “5nal Destination“) is due out in 3D on August 26th and actor Tony Todd, who is returning to the series, says that if it opens at #1, they’ll shoot parts 6 and 7 back-to-back . Here’s what Todd told Dread Central:
“Thumbs up! Thumbs way up. They expanded my part, and the producer told me as we were leaving Vancouver that if it opens at Number 1 – which statistically it has – they’re going to shoot the next two simultaneously.”
Final Destination 5‘s opening disaster will involve a bridge collapse. I’m sure by the time we reach Final Destination 7, the inciting event will involve a slick patch of ice in the main character’s driveway.
New Line/Warner Bros. has announced filming is underway in Vancouver on director Steve Quale’s Final Destination 5. The 3D film stars Emma Bell (Frozen, The Walking Dead) Nick D’Agosto (Fired Up!, Heroes), Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, P.J. Byrne, Ellen Wroe, Courtney B. Vance, David Koechner and Final Destination franchise icon Tony Todd.
The studio has also sent out the first synopsis and it reads like every Final Destination movie:
In this fifth installment, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda.
While the 4th film was going to be the last in the franchise, after making $186 million at the worldwide box office, the studio changed their minds. Hit the jump for the full press release:
The fourth “Final Destination” movie is probably the last one I’ll see in 3D (with perhaps the exception of “Avatar”). And the only reason I’ll see it in 3D is I was lucky enough to visit the set last year and I want to see how it turned out (especially since they were kind of ragging on “My Bloody Valentine 3D” and that film came out pretty great as far as the 3D was concerned). But this new poster [via UGO] has me a little depressed. For started the film is apparently no longer titled “Final Destination 3D: Death Trip” which is just a great campy title. Now it’s “The Final Destination”. YAWN. Also, could they make a more generic poster? Creepy skull, shattered glass. It doesn’t even mention that the film is in 3D!
Click here or on the poster after the jump to see it embiggened. “The Final Destination” (ugh) hits theatres on August 28th.