Lionsgate currently working on Saw 8

Halloween might have been and gone, but it looks like Lionsgate has one more grisly trick up its sleeve with the news that the studio is keen on an eighth film in the Saw franchise.

We had previously been lead to believe that Saw 3D would be the last of Jigsaw’s big-screen outings, although as any horror fan will tell you, the corpse of a successful series rarely stays dead for long…

According to Bloody Disgusting , “Lionsgate is incredibly active in developing an eighth Saw ,” with the studio currently looking for a new director to take the story forward.

With the last film making a relatively disappointing $68 million worldwide, it had appeared to be the end of the road for the series, but the studio’s thinking appears to be that a gap of more than three years will have re-whetted audiences’ appetites.

Despite having been killed off several films ago, it seems that the diabolical Jigsaw will ride again. Best dust off our pig masks…

George Wales

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