- Cast: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Ellen Wroe, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, P.J. Byrne, Arlen Escarpeta, David Koechner, Courtney B. Vance, Tony Todd, Brent Stait, Roman Podhora, Jasmin Dring, Barclay Hope, Chasty Ballesteros, Mike Dopud, Tanya Hubbard, Frank Topol, Tim Fellingham, Blaine Anderson, Dawn Chubai, Ryan Hesp, Ian Thompson, Andy Nez
- Director: Steven Quale
- Writers: Eric Heisserer, Jeffrey Reddick
- Producers: Craig Perry, Warren Zide
- Co Producer: John Rickard
- Associate Producer: Jason Koffeman
- Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Sheila Hanahan, Erik Holmberg
- Art Direction: Sandi Tanaka
- Casting: Eyde Belasco
- Costume Design: Jori Woodman
- D.O.P.: Brian Pearson
- Editor: Eric A. Sears
- Makeup: Céline Godeau
- Music: Brian Tyler
- Production Design: David Sandefur
- Set Decoration: Melissa Olson
No matter where you run, no matter where you hide... you can't cheat death. In "Final Destination 5," 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.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Vancouver, Canada
- MPAA Warning: Strong violent/gruesome accidents, and some language
- Production Budget: $47 million
- Production Companies: Jellystone Films, New Line Cinema, Practical Pictures
- Production Schedule: 13 September 2010 - 14 December 2010
2011 Guide Analysis: "This is the perfect kind of franchise for a studio in several ways. The appeal is based entirely on the premise, not specific actors or filmmakers, which allows them to re-populate the cast and crew with fresh (and cheaper) talent every time. Each entry is entirely stand alone, making it as accessible to newcomers as it is to long-term fans. With the set pieces being elaborate deaths, it forces the filmmakers to be more creative each time rather than just thinking bigger (and more expensive).
It's also a solid little revenue earner. The first three films sit on a budget of $25 million each and comfortably brought in $110 million apiece in global box-office revenue (and much more in rentals & disc sales). 2009's fourth entry, the first in 3D and a kind of mini-reboot of sorts, upped the budget to $40 million. It was a risk that paid off handsomely with a 25% jump in domestic and a 100% jump in international box-office to deliver a very rosy $190 million haul.
So when this was announced, it didn't come as much of a surprise though the earlier and rather crude title of "5nal Destination" did raise some snickers. Producers have said that this installment will be darker like the first and third film, as opposed to the almost comedic routes that the second and fourth film took. At the helm this time is Steven Quale, the co-director of James Cameron's doco "Aliens of the Deep" and a second unit director on "Avatar".
Tony Todd, who starred in the first two films, is also set to return in his role as the coroner Bludworth who knows a great deal about death's design. One rejected location for a death sequence in the film was a water park, so sadly we won't get to see "Fired Up" hunk Nicholas D'Agosto in speedos or "Walking Dead" actress Emma Bell in a bikini. Still, with its end of Summer release slot, this should make for a welcome respite of fun after the bloated blockbuster season."