JoBlo broke the scoop a few weeks back and it has now become official, commercial and music video director Darren Lynn Bousman (Static-X) will be helming Lions Gate Films’ Saw 2, the sequel to last years smash hit Saw. James Wan and Leigh Whannell, creators of the first film, will be overseeing the project that begins filming in May. Read on for the scoop.
The Hollywood Reporter writes:
“Lions Gate Films and Twisted Pictures, the genre production arm of Evolution Entertainment, announced Tuesday that first-time writer-director Darren Lynn Bousman will direct “Saw 2,” the sequel to last year’s Halloween release that grossed the studio $55 million domestically.
Bousman, a music-video and commercial director, also wrote the original screenplay for “Saw 2″ in conjunction with Leigh Whannel, the writer/co-star of the original “Saw,” and “Saw” director James Wan.
Principal photography is set to begin May 2 in Toronto for a Halloween release. Twisted Pictures’ Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules and Mark Burg are producing. Wan and Whannel are executive producers of the sequel, along with Stacey Testro, Lions Gate senior vp acquisitions Jason Constantine and Peter Block, Lions Gate’s president of acquisitions, TV and co-productions. (Nicole Sperling)