Lions Gate Film has announced the release date of the fifth installment of the "Saw" movie series, "Saw V". According to Bloody-disgusting.com, the thriller movie is coming to theaters on October 24, 2008.
The release date of "Saw V" is once again set on the Friday before Halloween to continue the movie's tradition. Again, it will be starred by Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, and Costas Mandylor, and procuced by Mark Burg and Oren Koules. However, Darren Lynn Bousman, the director of "Saw 2", "Saw III" and "Saw IV", will be replaced by David Hackl, who used to be the production designer on those three "Saw" installments.
Regarding his being the new director, Hackl commented, "You have to realize that I am probably one of the biggest Saw fans out there. My team and I are the ones who have had the awesome task of designing and building the Saw traps since Saw II. So now I'm about to helm Saw V. I'm as psyched as anyone could be. You can let the fans know that they won't be let down or I will have let myself down. Jigsaw might be dead but that would never stop him and it certainly won't stop me. ...My work has just begun."