Final Destination 2 (2003) - Synopsis
For every beginning there is an end…
Final Destination 2, the sequel to the hit 2000 supernatural thriller, finds Clear Rivers (Ali Larter) the only survivor of the crash of Flight 180 left alive. Locked away by her own choice in the perceived safety of a psychiatric hospital, Clear now lives in constant terror that Death is coming to claim her, as it did all her friends.
Clear may be considered crazy, but she's not wrong. Death is moving toward suburban Route 23, heading south.
En route to a weekend getaway with her friends, Kimberly Corman (A. J. Cook) watches helplessly as a logging truck careens out of control and loses its deadly payload, setting off a horrifying chain reaction that leaves twisted metal and dead bodies in its wake - including her own.
A moment later, Kimberly finds herself still stuck in on-ramp traffic, with a line of commuters she saw die moments before trailing behind her. It was only a vision. But was it also a warning?
Shocked into action, Kimberly blocks the cars from joining the traffic on Route 23 as a young police trooper (Michael Landes) arrives on the scene. The commuters begin to honk and complain …until Kimberly's premonition comes powerfully and tragically to life before their eyes.
Death tears up the highway in a massive pile-up, with those left on the onramp narrowly escaping with their lives. But Kimberly knows it's not over. Death won't be cheated so easily. Now this random group of strangers, who in Kimberly's vision were all meant to die in the freeway disaster, must join her in a thrilling race against time and their own paralyzing fear to do what all but one of the survivors of Flight 180 couldn't - stay alive.
New Line Cinema presents Final Destination 2, from the same producing team behind the original film, Warren Zide and Craig Perry (American Pie I-III, Cats and Dogs), with Justis Greene (Mission to Mars, I'll Be Home for Christmas) serving as Co-Producer. Noted second unit action director David R. Ellis (whose work has been seen in such films as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Perfect Storm and the upcoming Matrix Reloaded) directs from a screenplay written by J. Mackye Gruber & Eric Bress, based on the story by J. Mackye Gruber & Eric Bress and Jeffrey Reddick.
Returning from the first film are Ali Larter (Legally Blonde, American Outlaws) as Clear Rivers and Tony Todd (Candyman) as the mortician, Mr. Bludworth.
Final Destination 2 also stars A. J. Cook (Out Cold, Virgin Suicides) and Michael Landes (Special Unit II, Hart's War), as well as T. C. Carson (U-571, Nature Boy), Jonathan Cherry (Till Dad Do Us Part, They), Keegan Connor Tracy (40 Days and 40 Nights, Double Jeopardy), Sarah Carter ("Black Sash," "Dark Angel"), Lynda Boyd (I Spy, Mission to Mars), David Paetkau (Duets, Disturbing Behavior), Justina Machado (Dragonfly, A. I. ) and James Kirk (Once Upon a Christmas, Twice Upon a Christmas).
The creative behind-the-scenes team is led by Gary Capo (K-19, The Thin Red Line, Message in a Bottle) as director of photography; Michael Bolton (Saving Silverman, Romeo Must Die) as production designer; and Eric Sears, A. C. E. (Original Sin, Body Shots) as editor. Costume designer Jori Woodman, legendary composer Shirley Walker and casting director John Papsidera, C. S. A. , all veterans of the original film, return for the sequel.
New Line Cinema will release Final Destination 2 (rated "R" by the M. P. A. A. for "strong violence/gruesome accidents, language, drug content and some nudity") nationwide on January 31st, 2003.