Lionsgate is Bringing ‘Saw’ Back with ‘Saw: Legacy’

Jason McDonald

Would you like to play a game? Again? Despite the finality of the last Saw’s title, “Saw: The Final Chapter”, we all knew the undeniable truth: you can’t keep a good horror movie down for long.

Tracking Board is reporting that Lionsgate is getting back into the “Saw” business with a new film titled “Saw: Legacy.”  According to the site Lionsgate has tapped Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger to write the sequel.  The duo have a history working together having written the scripts for “Piranha 3D” and “Sorority Row.”

At this early stage there aren’t any concrete details about the story, but the title might suggest some stuff you could interpret. Perhaps this new film will deal with the “legacy” of what Jigsaw has done and what his minions continued to do.  Although, that’s already been well covered by the majority of the “Saw” sequels.

Honestly, I’m not opposed to the idea of a new “Saw” film, I’m just curious as to how they’re going to inject new life into it after seven films.  Six years is a pretty long break, but is it long enough for fans and moviegoers to feel eager to jump back into this horror series?  It’ll be interesting to see how Lionsgate manages this and who they bring in to jumpstart it.  Right now original “Saw” director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell are attached as producers, but I can’t imagine they would want to jump back into “Saw” fray.  Especially Wan whose schedule will only become more condensed as he’s set to direct “Aquaman” after finishing “The Conjuring 2.”

Perhaps Whannell will want to take a stab at directing another franchise he helped give birth to.  Just last year he directed “Insidious 3” after helping to bring the films to life with Wan.  I could see him wanting to get more directorial experience, but perhaps he’d rather do that with an original project of his own.  At this point, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.



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      1. AdamD February 10, 2016 at 1:47 pm

        Why not go the tv show route now that boundaries have been pushed there. Not a super Saw fan but it seems to me the central ‘puzzles’ theme of Saw would translate to a detective show. Possibly several sleuths tracking various Saw Legacy type killers…just a thought.

      2. James MCDonald September 6, 2016 at 8:43 am

        It is September 6 and I just read news of this yesterday. I totally missed Horror Movies news on it back in February. How did I miss it? I am so ready for a new SAW movie and I am sorry they took 7 years to get to it. I hope they bring Costas Mandylor back and “Hoffman” is alive? If so, I would love to see how “Hoffman” got out of that bathroom. Just my own imagination of course. I love how each SAW movie has twists (a nod to “Twisted Pictures”) and ends on a cliff-hanger. You have to see the next movie to see how the cliff-hanger ends and continues. I have October 27, 2017 written on my calendar for SAW: Legacy.