Rumour has it that Lionsgate is working on the eighth Saw movie

The nice thing about horror is that nothing ever really stays dead. In bad news for those who have the Blu-Ray 'complete' set, Saw Legacy will apparently be the eighth movie in the ultra gory franchise and Lionsgate has already started cranking those blood covered development cogs. The insider leak comes from The Tracking Board and reveals that the writing duo behind Sorority Row and surprisingly fun Piranha 3D, Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, are on script duties.

Original director James Wan - who is currently helming Aquaman and has the Conjuring and Insidious movies under his belt - will apparently join original screenwriter Leigh Whannell on executive producer duties. Don't get too comfortable about their presence though. They did oversee the last seven. The last in the franchise, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, was always rumoured not to be the last, despite its very clear title and it's almost a relief that this will be a sequel rather than a full on remake of the franchise. However, now that the Jigsaw Killer is well and truly dead, expect a copycat killer with a serious thirst for horrendous torture. Great.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.