Saw 10th Anniversary Interview: James Wan & Leigh Whannell

Saw celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Let that sink in for a minute. Now, reflect on how far its creators – James Wan and Leigh Whannell – have come. The former is currently in post-production on Furious 7 (the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious franchise) following directing gigs on horror hits like The Conjuring and Insidious. The latter also has Insidious to thank for his continued success; he penned the first two entries as well as the third which he directed.

These are exciting times for Wan and Whannell and, recently, they took time out of their busy schedule for a Saw reunion press conference at Lionsgate. In attendance: producer Mark Burg and Oren Koules, Shawnee Smith and Tobin Bell.

Exclusive: Producers Believe It’s Time for a New Saw Film, Offer Time Frame

Saw is making its return to theaters for one week only beginning October 31st. The occasion? Believe it or not, it’s the 10th anniversary. And today, following a press conference for the film, I sat down with producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules to reflect on the series. Inevitably, the discussion led to the “future of Saw.”

Since the seventh and “final” chapter, buzz of an eighth film has been omnipresent in the Internet press, however, the producers have never commented on it.

SAW Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Return to Theaters!

This Halloween, Lionsgate will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the theatrical release of SAW, the film that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history, by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only. The first film was released on October 29, 2004.
The film will open on Friday, October 31st, with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30th. Now, the question is – is Lionsgate keeping an eye on this revival’s performance to see if folks want more SAW?
The seven SAW films grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and were hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the

Lionsgate to Release Saw: The Complete Movie Collection on Blu-ray!

This was inevitably going to happen! Lionsgate Home Entertainment is going to release SAW: The Complete Movie Collection on Blu-ray September 23rd. This set will include all seven entries in their unrated form. I’m presuming it will import all of the special features from the previous releases as well. If you hit up Amazon right now, the collection is ridiculously cheap (under 20 bucks!).

No Surprise, Saw Series Is Probably Not Done

Liongate Vice Chairman Michael Burns was interviewed by CNBC recently.  And while the conversation leaned heavily on the potential merger between Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, Burns talked about the future of a few film properties, including one successful franchise involving one Jigsaw.