Various industry reports today … Chris Rock and Darren Bousman are remaining the SAW franchise..

“I’ve been a fan of ‘Saw’ since the first film in 2004,” Rock said. “I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”

Variety writes,

The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the Jigsaw Killer or Jigsaw, who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. Tobin Bell has portrayed Jigsaw in all eight films. The low-cost titles have been highly profitable for Lionsgate, grossing nearly $1 billion worldwide. Mark Burg, Oren Koules and Gregg Hoffman produced all the “Saw” movies.

Joe Drake, chairman of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, made the announcement on Thursday. The new movie will be released on Oct. 23, 2020

October.. just like other SAWs.. just like other Halloweens… Interesting timing.

As the generation grows old they yearn for what they had as kids. Even if it involved a movie about a man sawing his own leg off to escape JIGSAW..

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