‘Saw 8’ is expected to start shooting later this year

It's set to shoot in September

The eighth instalment of horror franchise ‘Saw’ is reportedly set to begin filming in September.

Bloody Disgusting reports that the film is yet to confirm a cast or director, but say that long-time Saw producers Dan Heffner and Oren Koules are returning to the project once more, alongside screenwriters Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger.

The first film, directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell, was released in 2004 and defied expectations by grossing over $100m at the box office.

Since then, the film has gone on to spawn seven sequels that have made over $800m at the box office, and even a rollercoaster based on the franchise that opened at Thorpe Park in 2009.

It’s believed that both Wan and Whannell will return as executive producers on the film, but are currently tied up with work on other projects.

Wan is currently directing ‘Aquaman’, while Whannell is penning the script for ‘Insidious 4’.

The film is touted for an October 2017 release date, following the near-Halloween release pattern that all the previous films in the series have followed.