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‘Saw’ Producers Tease Return of James Wan, Leigh Whannell

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‘Saw’ Producers Tease Return of James Wan, Leigh Whannell

James Wan and Leigh Whannell might be sharpening up for another Saw film. Shock Till You Drop spoke with series producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules about just that while they were hyping the return of the original film to theaters this month.

“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,” Koules said. “Now that they’ve made their own mark, they’re very comfortable to come back. We’re getting there. James and Leigh are absolutely going to put their mark on it.”

At this point, however, things are far from set in stone, at least publicly. “Who knows?” Burg said. “We’re getting closer.”

Wan directed and co-wrote the first Saw before moving on to helm The Conjuring and Fast & Furious 7. Whannell co-wrote Saw and Insidious, and is now making his directorial debut with Insidious: Chapter 3. The Saw series went on to include seven films yearly between 2004 and 2010.

“Our goal is to go to Comic-Con, not next summer but the summer after [2016] with our heads up saying, ‘Here we go.’” Koules said. “James and Leigh are comfortable with the success they’ve had. And it’s time. James is in post on his movie. Leigh’s on post on [Insidious Chapter 3]. Everyone has time and it’s time.”

STYD followed up with Wan about the subject and he said, “I’ve entertained the idea. But that’s more of a fantasy, I think. It’s a story Leigh and I really like and…who knows?”

Who knows indeed. Even if Wan and Whannell don’t come back for another crack at Jigsaw and the Saw franchise, don’t be surprised if a new edition is still ready to roll in 2016.

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