SAW4 DVD officially announced for 2008 RELEASE
The third film
in the series had a record opening for Lionsgate, grossing $34.3 million in it's
first weekend. Saw III dominated that weekend, taking in more dollars than the
new films by Hugh Jackman, Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood combined. After
this big success 4th of the series has been expected by everyone.
Despite saying on his blog
that he would not return to the director's chair for Saw4, director Darren Lynn
Bousman has changed his mind, saying:
So here I
have this gaping whole for the next 8 months before I could even begin shooting
(REPO!)... I freak out if I am not constantly doing something... I was approached
with Saw as an idea to fill that void... And then I read the script... I read
the draft of SAW IV... This script was good... no... not good... GREAT... The
next thing I knew I was all giddy like a school girl about where the film and
the franchise was headed...
Lionsgate's Head of
Acquisitions & Co-Productions Peter Block said recently, "Having Darren
behind the camera gives 'Saw IV' a real edge, so to speak. He has led this franchise
into box office history while proving himself a modern master of psychological
is not an official poster. More "fan posters" for Saw4 are at Thomas
The official poster was
released late July, as was a creepy
Tobin Bell, who plays Jigsaw in Lionsgate's
Saw franchise, wasn't joking when he said he was signed on for five sequels. According
to the Box Office Mojo Lionsgate has slated Saw4 for an early 2008 release.
After also showing
reluctance to continue their involvemennt, James Wan and Leigh Whannell will be
back as executive producers.
- The evil character Jigsaw
will be back, despite his apparant demise in Saw III. (This never stopped sequels
being made of Friday 13th and Halloween!)
- It might help to re-watch Saw
III before visiting the cinema in October, for several
scenes in it directly relate to the story of the new film.
Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (Feast ) wrote the story for Saw4
writer involved is Thomas Fenton who may or may not have written 2007 horror flick
- Rapper Ja Rule has reportedly been cast to star in the opening scene
one thing great about the Saw films are they're non-linear. They don't just go
from present into future, they jump all over the place. Characters that died in
previous films come back in this one for scenes," said Bousman. "I don't think
just because you've died in a "Saw" film means you're out of the Saw family. There's
many stories left in the "Saw" thing. We set up stories in "Saw II" that played
over to "Saw III." We set up stories in "Saw III" that will play over into the
next one." Saw4 is available on DVD now..
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