Lionsgate currently working on Saw 8

It’s alive!

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…

Would you welcome another sequel? Tell us, below!

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    • FBMHobbs

      Nov 6th 2013, 8:44

      yawn

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    • theVman

      Nov 6th 2013, 9:09

      Of course they are - hardly a shocker. Its not like the last even wrapped it all up. Ill be there when its SAW 56, as long as the keep chopping people up.

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    • FBPBoland

      Nov 6th 2013, 9:32

      "but the studio’s thinking appears to be that a gap of more than three years will have re-whetted audiences’ appetites," well the studio's thought wrong! We've had enough!

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    • illkillyoulast

      Nov 6th 2013, 12:52

      if they make trevor slattery one of the victims and showcase it in the trailer, half the people who watched iron man 3 would turn up, thats USD 750 million gross!

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    • maxineorton

      Nov 6th 2013, 17:49

      saw films are awesome, love to see another one definitely

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    • chibik

      Nov 7th 2013, 5:56

      @illkillyoulast: Half the people who saw it? More likely they'll earn revenue from an enraged handful of "dedicated fans".

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    • H3isenberg

      Nov 7th 2013, 14:07

      Ok, this article has confused me a bit. The last film in the franchise was Saw 3D (The Final Chapter). That made $138m worldwide on a budget of $17m. Saw VI (the one before 3D) made 69m off an $11m budget. So the article is just wrong Secondly, @FBPBoland - the franchise has made $900m+ of a overall budget of $67m. The last one made a huge profit. Seems like the studio's may have a point no?

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    • tommann

      Dec 30th 2013, 21:11

      im pretty sure SAW was written as 8 films at the beginning. i heard this somewhere. i would love one more film just wrap up the loose ends of John's reign as Jigsaw and maybe leaving it open for a new Jigsaw.

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