Jeffrey Reddick
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Date of Birth 1959/1960
Origin Jackson, Kentucky, U.S.
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Jeffrey Reddick is an American screenwriter best known for creating The Final Destination franchise.


As a young child, he aspired to be a big horror film fan.  One that marked a milestone in his film watching expierence was A Nightmare on Elm Street.  He was so immpressed by the film, that he wrote a 12 page treatment for a sequel and sent it to New Line Cinema chairman, Robert Shaye, this started what soon became a letter-phone partnership.

Final Destination

While working as an intern for New Line, he came up with the idea of what soon became Final Destination.  

Final destination two

Final destination 2 was the last film Reddick worked on in the series

Originally titled, Flight 180, the idea came to him on a plane ride.  While reading from a newspaper, he came over an article of a woman who had a premonition of her daughter's plane crashing.  She called her daughter and told her about her dream, concerned for her mother, the woman rescheduled her flight, and later that night, the plane did indeed crash.

His original conception of the series was that after the plane crash, Death would haunt the survivors in their dreams and taughnt them with images of the fatalities of the crash, and other deceased loved ones, until the point where the would commit suicide.  But, it was soon changed to the Rube Goldberg-esque way we see today, but Reddick "is still happy with the way they took it."

Final Destination movies
Final Destination | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Final Destination novels
Dead Reckoning | Destination Zero | End of the Line | Dead Man's Hand | Looks Could Kill | Death of the Senses | Wipeout (unpublished) | Final Destination | Final Destination 2 | Final Destination 3
Final Destination comics
Sacrifice | Spring Break
Jeffrey Reddick | James Wong | Glen Morgan | Warren Zide | Craig Perry | Toby Emmerich | Shirley Walker | David R. Ellis | J. Mackye Gruber | Eric Bress | Brian Tyler | Steven Quale | Eric Heisserer
New Line Cinema | Warner Brothers

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