In 1994, Jeffrey Reddick was attempting to interrupt into Hollywood as a screenwriter and The X-Files was in its heyday. Reddick did what many aspiring writers do and wrote a spec script for the present, this can be a sort of skilled fanfiction that may really get made if the folks in cost prefer it. He had beforehand written a spec script that was a prequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street when he was 14-years-old. Unfortunately or luckily for Reddick, he by no means made the episode with The X-Files. Instead, that story turned one of many largest horror franchises of all time.
If you’re unsure which horror film I’m describing but, right here’s how Reddick described his inspiration for the script to Bloody Disgusting:
“I read this story about a woman who was on vacation in Hawaii and her mom called her and said ‘Don’t take the flight tomorrow, I have a really bad feeling about it…She switched flights and the plane that she would have been on crashed. I thought, that’s creepy- what if she was supposed to die on that flight?”
The X-Files spec script was titled Flight 180. That fictional flight would ultimately be slated take a bunch of scholars from McKinley High School on a category journey to Paris. A handful of scholars ended up leaving the aircraft shortly earlier than it took off. Just a few moments later, the aircraft exploded and killed everybody on board. A string of mysterious deaths amongst people who left Flight 180 adopted and baffled the FBI and terrified the group. Most folks know this story as 2000’s Final Destination.
Reddick labored with author/director James Wong and author Glen Morgan to remodel the script from a TV episode to a characteristic size movie. One main distinction was that the story modified from being about adults to being a couple of group of teenagers. Final Destination ended up being a sleeper hit and have become a cult basic. Today, the 5 film franchise is the tenth highest grossing horror film franchise in U.S. historical past.
Fifteen years after Final Destination premiered and 21 years for the reason that script was written Reddick gave the X-Files script to Bloody Disgusting to publish and horror fans can read it here
Jeffrey Reddick went on to put in writing the script for Final Destination 2. For that story, his inspiration additionally made it into the movie: he was driving behind a logging truck and realized how scary it might be if among the logs bought free. He additionally wrote and directed a horror film in 2020 known as Don’t Look Back and is adapting younger grownup exhibits for Netflix.