This may or may not be a good thing. Appearantly there is a third installment of the "Final Destination" movie franchise being made and it will feature a roller coaster accident as the opening scene (like the plane in the first one and the pile up in the second one). You can read about it on SciFi Wire here: http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire2005/index.php?category=0&id=30842
"To shoot the scene, the filmmakers will use a combination of an actual roller coaster (at Vancouver's Pacific National Exposition amusement park), computer-generated extensions, wire stunts, computer animation and actual actors in simulated cars shot against a green screen."
Right from the Sci-Fi Article...and I'm not sure that this is a good idea either.
Oh my god, I cannot get over a 200 foot Vekoma with corkscrews! This is going to be the scariest horror movie of all time! Lucky for some of those kids they get killed before those corkscrews though. A movie like this needs a humane touch.
I wonder who had to pay money to whom in order to be allowed to place such an accident in their movie... the coaster industry is so relying on their safety record, disturbing accident images could be really bad for them. Somehow I knew Vekoma would have to take "the blame" :)
Curious to see how it will all turn out. I bet someone in an animation studio is having the time of their lives working on that coaster model+riding it :)
UBRhino said: How about this... if YOU got to pick a coaster for this movie, what would it be?
I'll play this game- I'd probably use a real twisted large woodie like Texas Giant or Mean Streak. The runs thru the structure could be very disorienting and make for a more creative crash rather that the most likely de-railment like in Rollercoaster.
Of course a de-railment would be pretty cool on something like Mr Freeze if the train were launched right off the top of the spike.
I agree about a twisted woodie. They could have used one that was old and rickety and have it start falling apart (kind of like the little things that were broken on the airplane in the first movie). It would have made for a much more gruesome scene as bodies go flying into supports and whanot...perhaps the train coudl take out some key support structure and have the whole thing collapse as well.
As much as I would hate to see that happen to a nice woodie, knowning that it was just a movie and seeing it actually happen would be pretty cool, I think.
Oh, man, gives me the chills just thinking about it, If they do it right It should be just as good as the rest of the series, I did find it cool that it is based on a real coaster and then CGI and Hyrdraulics and green screen, It should be very awsome! 200 ft drop with corkscrews....ooo...I wonder...I think this will scare lots!
The Final D movies are part of the post-modern "Teenie-Killer" filmsthat offer very shallow stories, focussing in the setup and delivery of thrills with teenagers getting killed (such as Scream, I know what you did last summer... etc.) - the films are generally self aware, seem to be derived from teenage terror fantasies, and all play with the "rules" of thriller films in an attempt to keep the audience surprised about "who ist going to die next" and "how". In recent years, the "serious" horror films have been back (maybe starting with the remake of the "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" "28 days" "Dawn of the Dead" etc - in which the gruesome plot is taken much more seriously, the pictures are designed with a lot more detail but all has a lot less irony.
I wonder where Final Destination 3 will fit into this plot - maybe they will update it's spirit and make it less ironic and more horrifying than the previous installments - maybe it will be an outdated high-gloss teenage-killing flashback. Too bad - I wasn't really interested in parts 1 and 2 - but now that there's a coaster accident in there... .. *** Edited 4/17/2005 8:29:32 PM UTC by superman***
I don't see a problem here. A graphic faux-coaster accident as an opening sequence to a horror film isn't going to stop the industry -- or the riders. It's been done before (and I don't mean Rollercoaster).