Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures are set to go into production on the next installment of the billion-dollar Saw franchise, with the new film slated for release on October 27, 2023. As rumoured last week, the new instalment is said to be a prequel to the events of the original.
The companies also announced that the film will be directed by franchise stalwart Kevin Greutert, who directed the highly regarded Saw VI and Saw: The Final Chapter, and edited Saw I through V and Jigsaw.
While Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures are keeping the plot and characters under wraps, fans can be assured that the new film will capture their hearts – and other body parts – with all-new twisted, ingenious traps and a new mystery to solve.
Commenting on the announcement, Saw franchise producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules said, “We have been listening to what the fans have been asking for and are hard at work planning a movie that Saw aficionados and horror fans alike will love. And part of that is giving the reins to Kevin Greutert, director of Saw VI, which is still one of the fans’ favorites in the entire series. More details will be revealed soon.”