BREAKING FILM NEWS

Friday, July 24, 2009

Lionsgate Cuts A Deal For "Saw VII"...

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According to reports from TorontoFilm.Net, Lionsgate has greenlit "Saw VII" for a January 2010, Toronto production start.

David Hackl, production designer of "Saw 2", "3" and "4" is attached to direct for "Saw" producers Mark Burg/Oren Koules, from a screenplay by regular "Saw" writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton.

The five Toronto-lensed "Saw" features have grossed more than $700 million worldwide.

Lionsgate controls "Saw" rights in North America and the United Kingdom.

The first feature, based on a 2003 short film by James Wan and Leigh Whannel, was shot in 2004, written/directed by Wan, after an 18 day shoot.

Premise of that film revolved around two kidnapped men, locked in an industrial bathroom with a dead body, then given instructions related to escaping, while police detectives attempt to apprehend the "Jigsaw Killer" criminal responsible for the abduction...

Sneak Peek James Wan's original "Saw" short film and the official trailer from the first feature...