There have been numerous rumors over the last few years about an eighth installment in the Saw franchise. Last we heard, Lionsgate tapped Piranha 3D scribes Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger to write the screenplay for the sequel, titled Saw: Legacy (gee, what could that title mean), and while the studio has yet to confirm anything, a new report makes the return of the franchise seem much more concrete — and imminent.
Despite the Insidious franchise’s diminishing returns in quality, Blumhouse Productions is taking us back to The Further, this time with a new director. The studio has set an official release date for Insidious: Chapter 4, which will arrive just in time for Halloween in 2017. And it’s bringing the best part of the series with it, as Lin Shaye is set to reprise her role as parapsychologist Elise Rainier.
Rumors have persisted for years that Lionsgate wasn’t quite done with the Saw franchise — even though the last sequel was titled Saw 3D: The Final Chapter. But titles are meaningless as long as there’s money to be made, and with that pesky Paranormal Activity franchise out of the way (for now), it looks like Lionsgate is reviving the franchise that introduced us to James Wan, Jigsaw and a multi-film timeline so convoluted it would give Quentin Tarantino the spins.
Remember cooties? That made-up disease that we used as an excuse to avoid kids when we were in grade school? The new horror comedy Cooties takes that fictional, juvenile ailment and turns it into something deadly — and hilarious. Clearly none of these people got their annual cooties shot.
While James Wan was off making Furious 7, writer and collaborator Leigh Whannell was working on his directorial debut: Insidious Chapter 3, a prequel which promises to reveal the origins of the franchise’s spooky ghosts by taking us all back into the Further for another terrifying go-round. The final (and international) trailer for the film has landed online, offering an extended look at the latest installment in this chilling franchise.
Although original director James Wan has left the franchise to move onto a little movie called 'Fast and Furious 7,' the 'Insidious: Chapter 3' trailer shows that this awesomely bonkers horror franchise is still in good hands. Series screenwriter Leigh Whannell is now in the director's chair and he definitely seems to have picked up a thing or two from his old collaborator.