Final Destination 2 is a 2003 American supernatural horror film directed by David R. Ellis. The screenplay was written by J. Mackye Gruber and Eric Bress, based on a story by Gruber, Bress, and series creator Jeffrey Reddick. It is the sequel to the 2000 film Final Destination and the second installment of the Final Destination film series.
After the financial success of Final Destination, New Line Cinema contacted Reddick regarding plans for a sequel. Since the original film’s crew was unavailable, New Line replaced most of the production team. Filming took place in Vancouver and Okanagan Lake. Final Destination 2 was released on January 31, 2003, as well as on DVD on July 22, 2003, which includes commentaries, deleted scenes, documentaries, and videos.
The film received mixed reviews from critics; in which negative assessments sorted the film as “silly and illogical” and “begins with the same flawed premise” of its precursor, while positive evaluations eulogized the film as “a real jolter for horror fans”, “recognizes the close relationship between fright and laughter”, and “surprisingly good fun for the current crop of horror films”. The film grossed $46 million domestically and $43 million overseas, earning $90 million internationally, making it the lowest-grossing film in the Final Destination franchise. It was also nominated for four awards, including the Saturn Award for Best Horror Film.