The original truth is out there in a Disgusting bloody interview with “Final Destination” co-writer Jeffrey Reddick in June 2015. According to Reddick, the idea that eventually became 2000’s “Final Destination” began as a pitch the writer made for a episode of iconoclast TV show “The X-Files” back in the ’90s. The pitch scenario, titled “Flight 180,” features a familiar plot that follows a group of deadly tricksters who later die in mysterious ways. As you can imagine, the mystery was later investigated by Agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson).
“I decided to use the basic concept of people cheating on Death as a catalyst,” explains Reddick. He went on to further explain, “I had a hunch for Scully’s brother, which made the story more personal. I won’t spoil the rest, but for the specific scenario, the concept concept is not central, but rather about Scully, Mulder, and her relationship with her brother.”
As the story goes, the offering never made it to “The X-Files,” and was instead picked up by an executive at New Line who saw its potential as a series. film. This process of course requires some “tweaking” of Reddick. Regarding the difference between the two scenarios, Reddick said, “Death works differently in [“The X-Files”] version. Since Mulder and Scully have a trusting/cynical relationship, I had to keep Death vague enough, but clear enough, to fit the concept and investigation into an hour-long show. “
The rest is horror history. And the next time you watch “The Final Destination,” you might have a hard time picturing Mulder and Scully investigating the case.
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