We reported last month that Warner Bros. had set a release date for the fifth film in a popular horror franchise and now it seems they've settled on a director for the film. Heat Vision Blog is reporting that Avatar second unit director Steven Quale will direct Final Destination 5.

This will be Quale's directorial debut, although he has served under James Cameron as second unit director on Avatar and Titanic and he also co-directed the documentary Aliens of the Deep with Cameron.

Eric Heisserer is writing the Final Destination 5 and, although a August 26, 2011 release date was already announced, it is not clear when production will start on the film.