‘Saw 8’ is going ahead with ‘Piranha 3D’ writers

Lionsgate confirm plans for 'Saw: Legacy'

A eighth film in the Saw movie franchise has been confirmed, with studio Lionsgate recently recruiting writers for the project.

The new film will be called Saw: Legacy with writers Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger on board to write the script. Stolberg and Goldfinger recent projects have included the Piranha films and Sorority Row.

Meanwhile, Den Of Geek reports original Saw director James Wan, and writer Leigh Whannell will act as executive producers.

The first Saw film was released in 2004 and took over $103 million (£64 million) at the box office worldwide from a tiny budget of $1.2 million (£750,000). Sequels followed once a year until 2010, when the most recent instalment, Saw 3D, came out. The eight films to date have grossed a collective $873 million (£544 million) at cinemas globally.

The films follow the gruesome exploits of a psychotic serial killer known as Jigsaw, who never murders anyone directly, but instead devises traps that set two or more victims against each other to find out whose will to survive is greatest.