The film was written by Eric Bress and directed by David R. Ellis, both of whom also worked on Final Destination 2. Ellis directed cult favorites Cellular and Snakes on a Plane. The movie was shot in HD 3-D. The film has opted to be pushed forward to a scheduled release on August 28, 2009 in both the U.S.A. and the UK. It is the first FD sequel to be distributed by Warner Bros. and is reported to have a budget of $43 million, considerably larger than its previous films because it was shot for 3-D (originally the idea for the third film in the series, but the idea was dropped then due to budgetary restrictions and concerns).
Warner Bros. released the following plot summary for the film:
On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O’Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori, and their friends, Janet and Hunt, to leave…escaping seconds before Nick’s frightening vision becomes a terrible reality. Thinking they’ve cheated death, the group has a new lease on life, but unfortunately for Nick and Lori, it is only the beginning. As his premonitions continue and the crash survivors begin to die one-by-one–in increasingly gruesome ways–Nick must figure out how to cheat death once and for all before he, too, reaches his final destination. The film marks the latest in the highly popular “Final Destination” series, and its first 3D installment, giving horror fans an especially visceral thrill ride.
Starring in Final Destination: Death Trip 3D are Shantel VanSanten, Bobby Campo, Haley Webb and Nick Zano. The film is set to premiere on Aug 28, 2009.
Video Link: Final Destination: Death Trip 3D – Trailer