David Hackl Set to Direct Saw VII

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Lionsgate has greenlit Saw VII with a January start of production, reports Variety. David Hackl — production designer of the second, third and fourth films and helmer of Saw V — has been hired to direct.

Mark Burg and Oren Koules, who have produced all six of the “Saw” pics, are back as producers. And screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, who wrote the fourth, fifth and sixth films, are writing the seventh.

Saw VI, for which Lionsgate just released a teaser and R-rated clip (watch here), opens in theaters on October 23.