The Tracking Board is reporting Lionsgate has brought in Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger (Sorority Row, Piranha 3D) to pen the eighth installment of the horror franchise, titled Saw: Legacy. Details on the storyline – whether it will be a continuation, a reboot, or a prequel – are currently unclear, but Wan and Whannell will serve as executive producers on the film.
Of the seven films, Wan only directed the first, though he worked with Whannell on the story for both Saw and Saw III – with Whannell also writing the script for Saw II. Both remained involved in the franchise as executive producers, but went on to re-team for the Insidious series while Wan also helmed The Conjuring. Wan returned to the latter series for The Conjuring 2, which will hit theaters later this year, and is slated to direct the DC Extended Universe’s Aquaman film thereafter.
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