Last week, we caught wind of some casting news from the production of Final Destination 5: Nicholas D’Agosto (Fired Up!), Ellen Wroe (Huge), and Meghan Ory (Dark House) joined Miles Fisher (Superhero Movie) and Arlen Escarpeta (Friday the 13th) in the young cast, and Warner Bros. reportedly had an offer to David Koechner (Extract) for a role.
Apparently Koechner like what he saw, because Heat Vision reports the funnyman has officially signed on along with P.J. Byrne (Dinner for Schmucks) to the sequel. Fans of the series should be happy to hear that Tony Todd is likewise on board to reprise his franchise role as Mr. Bludworth. This is director Steven Quale’s feature debut — fresh off his work heading up the second unit on Avatar — with a script by Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street). Final Destination 5 opens on August 26, 2011.