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Report: Saw franchise may be making a comeback

No confirmation from Lionsgate at this time

Lionsgate might have claimed that 2010's Saw 3D: The Final Chapter would be the last film in the horror franchise, but new reports suggest there's another installment in the works.

Rumors started after the Tracking Board reported that the studio had greenlit an eighth film, Saw: Legacy. James Wan and Leigh Whannell, who served as director and writer on the original Saw in 2004, will reportedly join the project as executive producers.

Despite unidentified sources close to the project confirming to the site that the movie was happening, Lionsgate declined to comment or confirm that the film was in development at this time.

It's been six years since Saw: The Final Chapter was released, but the franchise has continuously been an incredibly successful one for Lionsgate. Saw is considered to be one of the first titles to kickstart the "torture porn" subgenre of horror that was incredibly popular between 2003 and 2008.

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