The Final Destination horror franchise has endured for over a decade by relying on a simple, repeatable premise, in which a group of attractive young people attempt to outrun death’s reach … and fail, miserably. The actors hired to perish in gruesome, sometimes hilarious ways are usually unknowns, fresh faces eager to add a new credit to their relatively thin CVs. Death – Final Destination’s version of it, at least – doesn’t care if you’re famous.
The series’ latest chapter, Final Destination 5, tweaks the formula a bit by introducing a few more recognizable names into the mix, including two established comic actors, David Koechner and P.J. Byrne, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent veteran Courtney B. Vance. Emma Bell, who plays the female lead, recently did a memorable stint on the smash zombie series The Walking Dead; her co-star, Nicholas D’Agosto, had a major role in From Prada to Nada. (Okay, that last one was stretching it a bit.) Candyman star Tony Todd, the actor most associated with the FD franchise, returns to the fold after skipping the previous film, 2009’s The Final Destination – perhaps not his decision, but a serendipitous one nonetheless.
We recently sat down with Todd, Bell, and the rest of the stars of Final Destination 5 to find out what scares them, what it’s like to see yourself killed in 3D, and whose death was the most excruciating:
(Note: These interviews include a few spoilers, which aren’t really spoilers to anyone vaguely familiar with the FD films.)
Miles Fisher, Ellen Wroe, and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
P.J. Byrne, Courtney B. Vance, and Arlen Escarpeta
Tony Todd, Emma Bell, and Nicholas D'Agosto
A sequel to 2010's The Expendables is on the way -- but not through the eyes of Sylvester Stallone.
According to the LA Times, the actor, director and main creative force behind the original film is currently meeting with directors to helm the David Agosto and Ken Kaufman (Space Cowboys) penned follow-up. However, nothing is yet confirmed and these are just talks so Stallone could conceivably end up helming.
The sequel has been in development since the original film premiered last summer, as Stallone has been quoted saying he has "had an idea ready to go," that will be "quite radical." Evidently, in the sequel he wants to emphasize new characters roles versus the veterans.
And, well, an expendable cast and director isn't tremendously surprising news, considering the name of the movie and all.
Source: LA Times
Welp, time for some new faces to die in really, really kickass ways.
The cast for Final Destination 5, a.k.a. 5inal Destination, just added four new members: David Koechner, Nicholas D'Agosto, P.J. Byrne, and Ellen Wroe.
Koechner (The Office, Anchorman) is the biggest name on the list. He's playing a clueless executive (imagine that!), and will probably die from a stapler to the forehead while galloping around the office, screaming "yeehawww!"
D'Agosto (Heroes) plays a guy who doesn't make a fast decision on his own life -- which definitely doesn't sound like it ends well. Byrne (Dinner for Schmucks) will be an obnoxious kleptomaniac (who probably steals from death -- haha! get it?); and Wroe (Huge) plays a snobby gymnast and daughter of a company executive -- so yeah, she'll die pretty quick.
The four new members join Miles Fisher (that dude who looks like Christian Bale). 5inal Destination is penned by Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), The Thing) and produced by Craig Perry. The film starts shooting on September 13 in Vancouver. Source: The Hollywood Reporter