As announced last month, Lionsgate is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the theatrical release of Saw by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only this Halloween! The film will open on Friday, October 31st, with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30th. Today, Fandango has brought online both a trailer and poster for the event, which you can check out below!
Saw was the first collaboration for co-creators James Wan, who directed the film, and Leigh Whannell, who wrote the screenplay. Together, they also created the successful Insidious franchise, and Wan has gone on to direct such high-profile films as The Conjuring and the upcoming Fast & Furious 7.
Directed by Wan from a script penned by Whannell, Saw is a psychological thriller focusing on two men who wake up in a secure lair of a serial killer, with a dead body lying between them. The killer, nicknamed “Jigsaw,” leaves them tape recorded messages with details of how to make it out alive. The only way for one man to make it out alive is to do the unthinkable. The two men desperately try to find a way out, while also trying to figure out who’s behind their kidnapping. The film, which was released over Halloween weekend on October 29, 2004, was produced by Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, and Mark Burg.
All together, the seven Saw films grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and have been cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Successful Horror Franchise” of all time.
Click on the poster below for a larger version: