Because the Universe Hates You, Lionsgate is Now Developing 'Saw 8'
I don't want to play this game anymore. Though it seemed like the Saw franchise had finally run its course after 2010's gimmicky Saw 3D, audiences should know that there's no killing a horror franchise in Hollywood. Bloody Disgusting has word that Lionsgate has been very actively developing Saw 8, continuing the franchise launched by the original horror film from James Wan and Leigh Wannell. Supposedly the studio is looking for a a new direction for the series, which sounds a little more in line with what our own sources have told us as there are rumblings that the studio might be looking to reboot the franchise instead.
Lionsgate isn't rushing to get this one out the door, because they want to make sure they have a good enough story this time (unlike the last four installments). It's not clear if they will figure out some way for Jigsaw to return or if someone else will be running the malicious death game, but there's definitely interest from the studio to keep the franchise alive somehow. After all, they have to complete with the reigning Paranormal Activity series somehow. Honestly, continuing this franchise probably wouldn't be so annoying if they didn't plow through seven movies so damn quickly. Let fans breathe a bit and build some desire.