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New Saw movie could be released as early as 2016, producers say
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New Saw movie could be released as early as 2016, producers say

A new Saw movie could be released as early as 2016, according to producers. 

It was thought the seven-film series had come to an end with the release of Saw 3D in 2010, but producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules say they're looking to bring the franchise back. 

The producers also say that they hope to get original director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell back on board. 

Koules told Shock Till You Drop: "James and Leigh…when ‘Saw’ came out they were so afraid of being ‘the ‘Saw’ guys’, and they were trying to make their own mark. Now that they’ve made their own mark, they’re very comfortable to come back.”

Koules added that the re-release of the film, which is happening in the US for Halloween, is part of the pair's plan to build the franchise back up again. 

He added: "It’s one of the reasons we agreed to do this [re-release]… We kind of wanted to build it up. Our goal is to go to Comic-Con, not next summer but the summer after [2016] with our heads up saying, ‘Here we go.’ James and Leigh are comfortable with the success they’ve had. And it’s time. James is in post on his movie and Leigh’s on post too. Everyone has time and it’s time.”

Wan is currently in post-production on Fast 7, while Whannell is working on his directorial debut Insidious: Chapter Three. 

The Saw franchise has grossed over $873 million at the box office. 

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