Intriguing concept trailer for Final Destination 6: The Dark Age
Recently surfacing online, a concept trailer for the proposed Final Destination 6 takes the franchise into the grim and distant past...
Getting financial backing for a new film isn't always easy, and producers and filmmakers can adopt a variety of tactics to get the support they need. Last year, for example, the pitch videos for Joe Carnahan's proposed Daredevil movies surfaced online.
Structured like movie trailers, and cut together from existing footage found in movies and in news archives, the videos provided an idea of the setting and tone of the finished project - a kind of moving mood board, if you like.
Final Destination producer Craig Perry has gone for the same strategy, and with the help of editor Alexander McNeill, fashioned a proof-of-concept trailer for Final Destination 6: The Dark Age. As you can see from the footage below, The Dark Age takes the franchise's death-dodging concept back to the 12th century, where the grim reaper lurks on slave ships and in remote castles.
It's certainly a fresh direction for the franchise, and makes a change from all those horror sequels that headed off into space, as seen in Hellraiser: Bloodline and Jason X. Also, it's good fun picking through the concept trailer and spotting all the different movies tucked away in its 100 seconds of crashing waves and bloodletting.
Will Final Destination 6: The Dark Age manage to drum up the backing it needs? We'll be sure to keep you posted when we find out more.
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