Lionsgate Looking to Lock Down October Date for ‘Saw VII’

Lionsgate is looking to lock down an October 22, 2010 release for Saw VII in 3-D, with an official announcement forthcoming. David Hackl returns to the directors chair after getting behind the camera for the disappointing Saw V. Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (Saw IV-VIII) are turning in the screenplay once again. While Saw VI was one of the best entires in the franchise, Paramount Pictures’ Paranormal Activity caused some problems resulting in a tame $14m opening weekend. In fact, it’s total $26m is still less than Saw V‘s opening weekend. D-yikes.