The other week a production listing indicated Lionsgate was officially set to relaunch its “Saw” franchise with an eighth film currently titled “Legacy”. That project would be shot in Toronto staring mid-September and running through to late October.
Now, that listing on the Ontario Media Development Corp. site has been updated and indicates that German-born, Australian-raised twin brother filmmakers Peter and Michael Spierig (“Daybreakers,” “Undead”) have come onboard to direct the project – an excellent choice for the franchise as the pair are coming off their highly acclaimed time travel drama “Predestination”.
Series producers Mark Burg and Owen Kholes will return to produce the new film which boasts a script by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. James Wan and Leigh Whannell, who originated the series, will executive produce. No release date is currently set for the sequel.