Lionsgate wants to play another game and has set a 2017 release date for the eighth film in the blood-drenched Saw franchise.

Deadline reports that Lionsgate has slated a new Saw movie for an October 27th, 2017 release.

Previously referred to as Saw: Legacy (although that hasn't been revealed as the official title), the latest entry in a franchise filled with fatal traps and karma lessons from Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is  by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, who previously collaborated on the screenplays for Piranha 3D and Sorority Row.

As reported by Bloody Disgusting, Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) are potentially directing the new Saw movie, although we haven’t heard official confirmation by Lionsgate. Filming is expected to begin this fall.

The eighth Saw film will be produced by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the creators of the short and feature film that kicked off the franchise over ten years ago. No cast members have been announced at this time, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details as they become available.

Source: Deadline
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