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Breaking: A New ‘SAW’ is Coming Next Year!

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Bloody Disgusting has just confirmed that Michael and Peter Spierig will be directing the currently untitled eighth SAW with Lionsgate releasing in theaters on October 27, 2017.

Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger – the same scriptwriting duo behind Piranha 3D, Piranha 3DD, and Sorority Row – were previously reported as the film’s writers.

Franchise co-creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell are acting as executive producers.

As I wrote previously, Peter and Michael Spierig first broke onto the genre scene when Lionsgate released their undead horror Undead back in 2003. Since, they were hired by the studio to direct the vampire sci-fi epic Daybreakers, while also delivering the masterful sci-fi paradox horror Predestination. Next up, Jigsaw.

The brothers were recently attached to direct Winchester Mystery House, which has been in development for years. I think it’s safe to assume this is going on the backburner as SAW is scheduled to shoot from September-October in Toronto, Ontario.

The seven SAW films grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and were hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Successful Horror Franchise” of all time.

SAW was the first collaboration for co-creators James Wan, who directed the film, and Leigh Whannell, who wrote the screenplay. Together, they also created the successful Insidious franchise, and Wan has gone on to direct such high-profile films as The ConjuringThe Conjuring 2, and produced Annabelle and the upcoming Lights Out.

Directed by Wan from a script penned by Whannell, SAW is a psychological thriller focusing on two men who wake up in a secure lair of a serial killer, with a dead body lying between them. The killer, nicknamed “Jigsaw,” leaves them tape recorded messages with details of how to make it out alive. The only way for one man to make it out alive is to do the unthinkable. The two men desperately try to find a way out, while also trying to figure out who’s behind their kidnapping.

The film, which was released over Halloween weekend on October 29, 2004, was produced by Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, and Mark Burg.

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COMMENTS

73 Comments
  • Khy

    If it’s Halloween, it must be SAW! Welcome back.

    • Saturn

      Fast forward 3 years…..

      If it’s Halloween, it must be PARANORMAL ACTIVITY!

      Hell, if they keep making both franchises I’ll keep watching them.

  • “Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger – the same scriptwriting duo behind Piranha 3D, Piranha 3DD, and Sorority Row – were previously reported as the film’s writers.” – That’s certainly not good…..

    • Khy

      I had fun with Sorority Row and Piranha 3D. But as I said before, fun is not exactly what I think of when I think of SAW. At least not that kind of ‘fun’.

    • Vincent Deshaies

      They weren’t actually behind the awful Piranha 3DD though. That’s a mistake. The duo behind Piranha 3DD, ironically enough, was Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the duo who wrote Saw IV-VII. I’ll give these new ones the benefit of the doubt, and I’m actually super excited about the new directors.

  • Creepshow

    Perfect timing. Because my circular saw just broke, and it was on my Christmas list. SWEET!

    • Khy

      But you gotta wait until next October. Just go to Home Depot and get a new SAW now.

      • Creepshow

        Aw, fuck it. I’ll just get a new one this November on Black Friday.

  • Cheshire TrollCat

    BREAKING: I wont watch it.

    • LoveAnimation

      I will.

    • Khy

      BREAKING: Nobody gives a shit about what you do.

      • ukhoops25@yahoo.com

        BREAKING: I’m pumped as Fu**. New number 2 most anticipated behind Episode 8.

        • Saturn

          Breaking : Wind.

        • Khy

          IT & Saw 8 are my most anticipated next year. Followed by WonderWoman and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

        • Saturn

          Episode 8 of what?

          • AgileBear

            Star Wars Episode 8

          • Saturn

            Aha!

      • Cheshire TrollCat

        BREAKING: You replied.

        • Khy

          BREAKING: You don’t have to care to reply.

          • Saturn

            Breaking : Bad.

            Is coming back soon.

      • Saturn

  • LoveAnimation

    I like the Saw Movies so im happy there is going to be more of them and that the series is not dead and buried.

  • jasonlives1986

    Hoffman or gtfo

    • blacklodgefamilytree

      he dead

      • Adam Clifton

        Is he? Someone could have let him out of that bathroom…

  • Khy

    God I’m ready for some hard R horror. Been such a dry decade.

  • Khy

    And when will Lionsgate release Leatherface? That movie finished filming like in June 2015. Still no release date.

    • We need that movie!

      • Saturn

        We need the new Phantasm more.

        • CB Punk

          Saturn I wanna like your reply a 100 times.

      • Weresmurf

        We need a cheapass prequel filmed in Bulgaria? Nothankyousir.

        • I think Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury will do a good film 🙂

          • Weresmurf

            It’s possible. It’s not like the Chainsaw series has any good movies in its history… its reputation is far better than its actual films after all.

  • Trisha Tachanawa

    Awesome news! Im really interested to see what route they take with the story.

    • BloodyDisgusted

      LOL The “story” of Saw.

  • blacklodgefamilytree

    its not official until coming soon and the official saw facebook page says so

    • Khy

      Variety confirmed it. It’s official.

      • Saturn

        Not until we see the trailer for the trailer.

    • BloodyDisgusted

      …what

  • “Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger – the same scriptwriting duo behind Piranha 3D, PIRANHA 3DD (…)”.
    Piranha 3DD is a crap, I hope the new Saw movie won’t be bad as that film.

    • ukhoops25@yahoo.com

      Piranha 3d was unbelievable. Piranha 3DD was horrendous.

    • Khy

      That article is wrong. They didn’t write 3DD. That was Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan.

  • Biscoito18

    Great! At least this franchise is really going on.

  • I love the choice of (real) directors for this. It makes me very curious what direction they might be taking the franchise. Considering the rumors of almost every horror director pitching for the gig over the past few years, it surely won’t be another bland retread…right?

  • Excited!!

  • Alex Oswell

    I don’t know whether I should be excited that we officially have a new movie coming out OR if I should be worried about the people that are writing it.

    • Khy

      Just let’s go with the excitement. At least it’s something different from all the paranormal films we’ve been getting.

  • BloodyDisgusted

    Breaking: I just took a shit and am about to go out and catch some Pokemon.

    • Saturn

      Breaking : 2 Electric Boogaloo.

      • Jeff Eastwood

        Just watched the documentary on Netflix about Cannon Films.

        • Saturn

          It’s a good docu – I enjoyed it. Still gotta check out the “other” documentary on them though!

    • CreepShowTwo

      Breaking news..i caught your turd and its a 1000 cp. Gotta evole your shit into a Diearea-chu

  • Michael

    I’m less worried about who’s directing (still a little worried, though), and more about how much involvement Wan and Whannell will actually have. While VI was great, there was more to be had in 4-5, and 7 was atrocious which led me to believe they’ve stepped away and their names are used to sell, like with Eli Roth’s name.

    • Khy

      Most likely none. They might give a little input but Wan is a busy man these days. Wouldn’t be surprised if they’re simply just getting a check.

    • Saturn

      If you’re make a new movie in a franchise every year you can’t get it right every time. The 5 year or so break we’ve had is probably good for the franchise, it gives them chance to freshen things up and people may have started to miss the movies.

      • Khy

        When this releases next year it’ll be 7 years since the last film. That’s definitely more than enough for a well-deserved hiatus.

        • Saturn

          7 years? Has it really been that long?
          Time flies.

        • CreepShowTwo

          Our hiatus from this franchise was well deserved…theres not so much. After the second one the films dont hold up very well.

          • HeWaTcHeSnOeYeS

            6 Is still a really enjoyable movie, it’s complete shit, but it’s so enjoyably shit that it’s worth watching over and over.

          • CreepShowTwo

            Well all can find things to be subjective about. I enjoy some really shitty movies based on those merits too. Just not the SAW franchise. It trys to be overly serious, and way to convulted structure wise. So im gonna say nope for me, and im glad you find them enjoyable. Id rather play drinking games to The Room, or watch Death spa for a good laugh.

  • darkduo

    I really like the directors so it will be interesting to see what they do with it

  • EmPleH

    I wonder if they’re still going to do the tradition of cramming random flashbacks of Jigsaw and Amanda in the movie.

    • Richard Francis

      hope not,

  • AphroditeBoy

    I’m excited to see it returning. It’s the longest running modern series, for better or worse, and there have been some very good installments as well as some pretty lackluster ones. Hopefully this one manages to renew interest.

    • Jeff Eastwood

      Even the worst Saw movies were more enjoyable than most what passes for horror movies these days.

  • ScriptGiverTJ

    Will bomb.

    • Jeff Eastwood

      I went to school with a William Bomb.

  • Jonathan Larsson

    I wonder how they’re gonna keep it going. Tobin Bell’s character is iconic, but he’s been dead since the third movie, sooooooo…. Are they gonna make a new Jigsaw-killer, or are they gonna reveal a new plan set in motion years before by the then alive Jigsaw?

    My guess is that this movie takes place a few years later, where the cops constantly have to deal with unsuccessful copycats who tries to follow in Jigsaws footsteps. However, this routine changes when a copycat who knows what he’s doing, goes after the copycats.

    It would be interesting to see a little more brains behind this story, maybe make the new killer about as intelligent as John Kramer, but more of a physical threat. Think L from Death Note except hell-bent on murder.

    • Jelmer Hilhorst

      dr facking gordon

      • Jonathan Larsson

        Meh, he’s kinda boring.

  • Alanmac

    I’ll probably be crucified on this site for saying this but I never liked the Saw films. Never understood the fascination with them. Part 1 was okay I guess but pretty forgettable for me. The fact that i can’t stand Cary Elwes’ acting may have had something to do with that tho.

  • Man’s Ruin

    Oh, goody: more torture porn for redneck mouthbreathers to fapp off to in their trailers.

  • Shane Davis

    unconfirmed source says Mario Lopez takes over as the killer

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