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The Spierig Brothers will direct “SAW: LEGACY”!Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
Earlier this year, reports surfaced that the SAW franchise was gearing up for a grand return nearly six years after SAW: THE FINAL CHAPTER marked the end of the “torture porn” franchise. However, since then, all reports on the film, tentatively titled SAW: LEGACY about the flick have been vague at best, with rumors of a shoot date swirling around the internet. Now, not only can that shoot be confirmed, but the Ontario Media Development Corporation has revealed that PREDESTINATION filmmakers Michael & Peter Spierig will be behind the camera for the reboot!
While story and cast details have yet to be revealed, OMDC has confirmed that the Spierig Brothers will shoot the film from September 12th to October 21st in Toronto, ON, their second film with Lionsgate following 2010’s DAYBREAKERS. The greenlight for SAW: LEGACY is another suggestion that Lionsgate is looking to get back into the horror game big time, joining LEATHERFACE and THE WOODS in their upcoming slate, as well as their acquisition of ASH VS. EVIL DEAD home Starz and their recent partnership with Saban Films to release Rob Zombie’s 31.
SAW: LEGACY is written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger (PIRANHA 3D), and is produced by Mark Burg and Oren Koules, with Peter Block, Dan Heffner, Leigh Whannell, and James Wan serving as Executive Producers. Stay tuned for more on SAW: LEGACY as it becomes available here at FANGORIA.com!