As we reported last week, it looks like eighth franchise installment Saw: Legacy will begin filming in Canada this coming September, which will bring the series back to life after six years of silence. At this time, we really have no idea what to expect from the new film – will it be a direct sequel or something more akin to a reboot? – but we now know who will be in the director’s chair(s).
Fangoria reports this week that brothers Michael Spierig and Kevin Spierig will be directing Saw: Legacy, a tidbit of news that was just revealed by the Ontario Media Development Corporation. The Australian duo debuted on the scene with 2003’s low-budget zombie flick Undead, and they’ve gone on to direct 2010 vampire film Daybreakers and last year’s sci-fi movie Predestination.
The shoot will take place in Toronto from September 12th to October 21st.
Last we heard, Lionsgate hired Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger to pen the screenplay, and series co-creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell will reportedly return to produce the new film.
Stolberg and Goldfinger come into the project with a good deal of experience in the horror world, having previously written the remakes Sorority Row and Piranha 3D. Stolberg also co-wrote and directed the 2013 thriller Crawlspace, while Goldfinger co-wrote the short-turned-feature Clown.
More on this one as we learn it.