Patrick Melton Teases the Return of The Collector in The Collected Set Photo

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Patrick Melton Teases the Return of The Collector in The Collected Set Photo

Patrick Melton teases the return of The Collector in The Collected set photo

Co-writer Patrick Melton (The Collection) took to Twitter to share the first set photo from the upcoming threequel of the hit horror series The Collected, which teases the return of the menacing antagonist The Collector to the big screen.

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The sequel was first announced in May with the reveal that franchise star Josh Stewart would return, debuting a teaser poster for the film. Original writers and director Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan will also be returning to pen and helm the project. Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network) will be reprising her role from the previous installment, The Collection.

Stewart’s character, Arkin, was the lone survivor of the Collector’s wrath in the first film, a serial killer with a fondness for elaborately lethal traps used to collect his victims. (If this sounds familiar, the film was initially pitched as a Saw prequel). Stewart returned for The Collection, where he went toe-to-toe with the Collector and ultimately defeated him. While The Collection teased a third installment, it is not entirely clear yet where the third film will fit into the story.

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The first two films were written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, Saw VII), with Dunstan serving as director.