November 14, 2008 04:50:02 GMT
Jigsaw and his friends are going to haunt the theaters once again in 2009 as Lionsgate reveal the date they are planning to release the sixth installment of the 'Saw' franchise.
Though "Saw V" has failed to nail the top box office chart on its weekend debut, Lionsgate Films are surely going to continue the franchise as they recently come out with the release date of "Saw VI". In their announcement, the studio claim to have set the sixth horror thriller movie to be released on October 23, 2009.
Not the first movie claiming the slot, "Saw VI" will have to be up against another thriller, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's "Cabin in the Woods". Beside "Cabin", there are two other movies slated to be released on the particular date, they are Hilary Swank-starring biopic "Amelia" and Japanese manga adaptation "Astro Boy".
In this next "Saw" movie, Kevin Greutert will take over David Hackl as the film's director, while screenwriter duo Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton will return to pen the script. Still, what the plot is going to be about is yet to be uncovered. Meanwhile, "Saw V" which was released on October 24 has pulled in $53.4 million from the North American screening and $79.4 million worldwide.