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Jackson has co-written the screenplay with Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh. Carolynne Cunningham, Jackson, Walsh, and Aimee Peyronnet will serve as producers. Executive producing will be Film 4's Tessa Ross, Ken Kamins and Jim Wilson.
The project is scheduled to begin filming in October in Pennsylvania and New Zealand, and will be distributed worldwide by Paramount Pictures.
Said Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of ShoWest, "Burg and Koules have successfully reinvented the modern-day horror film."
They will be honored Wednesday at the Lionsgate luncheon.
The success of the first "Saw" led to a distribution deal with Lionsgate and the subsequent formation of the pair's production company, Twisted Pictures. In 2005, Burg and Koules produced Saw II, which opened at No. 1 on Halloween weekend and became that year's top-grossing horror movie. The subsequent Saw III opened at No. 1 in North America, the U.K. and Australia during the weekend of Oct. 27. Saw IV is in preproduction.
Burg's early producing credits include Bull Durham and Can't Buy Me Love. He served for several years as president of Island Pictures, where he produced or executive produced such films as Toy Soldiers, Airheads, The Cure, Don't Be a Menace and The Gingerbread Man. Koules began his film career in the mid-1990s, when he partnered with Dale Pollock in Peak Prods. »
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