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Lionsgate wants to play another game and has set a 2017 release date for the eighth film in the blood-drenched Saw franchise.
Deadline reports that Lionsgate has slated a new Saw movie for an October 27th, 2017 release.
Previously referred to as Saw: Legacy (although that hasn’t been revealed as the official title), the latest entry in a franchise filled with fatal traps and karma lessons from Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, who previously collaborated on the screenplays for Piranha 3D and Sorority Row.
As reported by Bloody Disgusting, Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) are potentially directing the new Saw movie, although we haven’t heard official confirmation by Lionsgate. Filming is expected to begin this fall.
- Derek Anderson
The other week a production listing indicated Lionsgate was officially set to relaunch its "Saw" franchise with an eighth film currently titled "Legacy". That project would be shot in Toronto staring mid-September and running through to late October.
Now, that listing on the Ontario Media Development Corp. site has been updated and indicates that German-born, Australian-raised twin brother filmmakers Peter and Michael Spierig ("Daybreakers," "Undead") have come onboard to direct the project - an excellent choice for the franchise as the pair are coming off their highly acclaimed time travel drama "Predestination".
Series producers Mark Burg and Owen Kholes will return to produce the new film which boasts a script by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. James Wan and Leigh Whannell, who originated the series, will executive produce. No release date is currently set for the sequel.
Source: Omdc »
- Garth Franklin
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