Undeterred by its recent box-office beatdown at the hands of Paranormal Activity, the Saw franchise is trudging forward, and it’s upped the ante in its bid to maintain relevance in the face of growing indifference by joining the industry trend toward 3-D.
ShockTillYouDrop.com confirmed the development today, adding that Lionsgate has settled on a release date for Saw VII 3-D: October 22, 2010. Huzzah.
Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton will pen the latest chapter, with Saw V helmer David Hackl returning to the director’s chair. Star Costas Mandylor will reprise his role as Jigsaw’s heir, and one can only assume the producers will trot out Tobin Bell to regurgitate some of his tired shtick.