Forget that the seventh film in the Saw franchise was titled Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, the eighth film is on the way.
Lionsgate will be bringing us Saw: Legacy, with Piranha 3D and Sorority Row scribes Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger placed on writing duties.
The Tracking Board broke the news, reporting that original Saw director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell are on board the next chapter as executive producers.
There’s no word on whether the new film will continue the story of the Jigsaw serial killer, played in the franchise by Tobin Bell, or simply reboot the concept with a new psychopath. The title Legacy suggests we may have a killer continuing on Jigsaw’s work, as we’ve seen play out in other entries.
Saw came out of nowhere in 2004, shaking audiences to a draw of $103 million worldwide on an estimated budget of $1.2 million. Wan went onto huge success, most recently scoring big with Furious 7 and signing up to direct Aquaman for Warner Bros., and the gore-filled franchise ended up producing seven sequels. Combined, the Saw films have topped $873 million in worldwide box office receipts.