Lions Gate and Twisted Pictures Get Ready for Nine More!

Lions Gate Films and Twisted Pictures — whose low-budget horror film Saw (numerous reviews) has grossed more than $36 million domestically after two weekends in release — can’t get enough of each other, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Having announced plans for a sequel to “Saw” last week, Lions Gate and Twisted, the genre label of Evolution Management, said Wednesday that they are joining forces for nine more films. Twisted will finance and produce the movies, all in the horror/thriller genre, and Lions Gate will distribute them. The new pact was announced by Lions Gate Films president of acquisitions, television and co-productions Peter Block and president of production Mike Paseornek along with Twisted Pictures’ Oren Koules, Mark Burg and Gregg Hoffman.

Source: Hollywood Reporter, John S