Lionsgate has announced that they will release Saw (2004) from director James Wan in movie theaters this Halloween 2014. This is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the horror movie franchise. There is a lot of things to do this Halloween for horror fans and this just adds to that list. Saw will release in movie theaters this October 30, 2014 night to select movie theaters with the official release date on October 31, 2014; Halloween.
SANTA MONICA, CA August 27, 2014 - This Halloween, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the theatrical release of SAW, the film that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history, by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only. The film will open on Friday, October 31st, with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30th. The seven SAW films grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and were hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Most Successful Horror Franchise" of all time.
"The launch of SAW was a signature event in Lionsgate’s history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio," said Lionsgate President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Jason Constantine. "We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004."
"As part of SAW’s 10th anniversary, we’re thrilled to give new fans and audiences the opportunity to experience this film on the big screen for the very first time," added SAW’s producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg.
SAW was the first collaboration for co-creators James Wan, who directed the film, and Leigh Whannell, who wrote the screenplay. Together, they also created the successful INSIDIOUS franchise, and Wan has gone on to direct such high-profile films as THE CONJURING and the upcoming FAST & FURIOUS 7.
Directed by Wan from a script penned by Whannell, SAW is a psychological thriller focusing on two men who wake up in a secure lair of a serial killer, with a dead body lying between them. The killer, nicknamed "Jigsaw," leaves them tape recorded messages with details of how to make it out alive. The only way for one man to make it out alive is to do the unthinkable. The two men desperately try to find a way out, while also trying to figure out who’s behind their kidnapping. The film, which was released over Halloween weekend on October 29, 2004, was produced by Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, and Mark Burg.
Synopsis: Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Directors: James Wan
Genres: Horror, Drama, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Leigh Whannell, James Wan
Producers: Lark Bernini, Peter Block, Mark Burg, Jason Constantine, Daniel J. Heffner, Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, Richard H. Prince, Stacey Testro
Musicians: Charlie Clouser
Editors: Kevin Greutert
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