Final Destination's Devon Sawa Just Joined Another Huge Horror Franchise

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Somehow, 21 years have passed since Final Destination first introduced audiences to its malevolent death-dealer, and the highly successful franchise is technically still going, with plans for a sixth film in place before the pandemic. It marked the second genre film in a row for star Devon Sawa, who was in the gory comedy Idle Hands in 1999. And though Sawa has been a part of a few other projects in that realm over the years, he has now joined another one of the biggest horror franchises of all time as a co-star on the Child's Play TV spinoff Chucky.

The role is said to be a big one for Devon Sawa, and he won't just be giving audiences a single performance. Nope, he'll get to stretch his acting muscles in two ways, as Collider reports that Sawa will be portraying a pair of twins. Expect to see those portrayals to be pretty different from one another, as one twin is said to fall on the successful end of the spectrum, while the second sibling will be scrambling to keep things together. Desperate times call for desperate measures, but could the latter twin team up with Chucky in some way? Well, I guess that would make more financial sense if Chucky was a thief and not a possessed murder-doll.

Devon Sawa's character will likely be a resident of the idyllic town where the haunted Good Guys doll shows up at a yard sale. The longer Chucky is around, the deadlier things will get, as the town's hidden secrets come to light. It's also reported that Sawa will be joined by other new characters played by Zackary Arthur (Transparent), Teo Briones (Ratched), Bjorgvin Arnarson (PEN15), and Alyvia Alyn Lind (The Young and the Restless), though no details about those four leads have been revealed just yet.

Of course, fans shouldn't expect to only see new characters beyond the Chucky doll (which somehow ended up getting an Amber Alert in Texas). Chucky also features the return of Brad Dourif, who has voiced the deadly toy in every Child's Play film within creator Don Mancini's long-running franchise, though not the somewhat recent remake. As well, it's been reported that Jennifer Tilly will be involved in some capacity, presumably as Tiffany Valentine, who debuted in 1998's Bride of Chucky and has been with the franchise ever since. Let's hope Tiffany likes twins, for Devon Sawa's sake.

While one of Devon Sawa's first roles was as the human form of a ghost, I don't think anyone would rightfully call Casper a horror movie. But following Final Destination, Sawa went on to star in the Eminem video for "Stan," of course, but more to the point of this story, he was in horror projects such as 2009's Creature of Darkness, 2013's A Resurrection, 2015's The Exorcism of Molly Hartley, and 2020's expertly named Death Rider in the House of Vampires. This year will likely see the release of Black Friday!, which also features horror legend Bruce Campbell.

No release date has been set just yet for Chucky, which will be airing on both Syfy and USA. But there are lots of other awesome horror TV shows and horror movies coming out during the rest of 2021 to keep us busy while waiting for the pint-sized killer to pop out and call somebody a bitch. Don't be that bitch.

Nick Venable
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