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  • 10 years ago
  • This news makes me hot! 8O

    SAW 2: SAW, the terrifying new film produced by Twisted Pictures and released by Lions Gate Films, the motion picture acquisition, production and distribution arm of Lions Gate Entertainment, cut a wide swath into the nationwide box-office over the lucrative Halloween weekend, grossing $18.3 million on 2315 screens, taking the #3 position. Scaring off the competition by coming in #1 on Halloween day, the films three day gross exceeded industry expectations. On the heels of positive response to the bloody tale of a twisted psychopath's murderous cat and mouse games, plans for the sequel releasing Halloween 2005 was jointly announced by Peter Block, Lions Gate Films President of Acquisitions, Television and Co-Productions and Twisted Pictures Mark Burg, Oren Koules and Gregg Hoffman.

    "We were confident going into this weekend as the only new horror release that we would hit our target audience of genre fans, but this has exceeded all our expectations," said Tom Ortenberg, President of Lions Gate Films Releasing. "With 'SAW,' James Wan and Leigh Whannell have tapped into filmgoers' most base fears and have created something that people immediately feel they need to talk about with others, and see again to catch clues they may have missed the first time," he added.

    "We are thrilled about the strong opening weekend of 'SAW.' Lions Gate's marketing and distribution team has done a phenomenal job and we're very excited to be partnering with them again on SAW 2," say producers Burg, Koules and Hoffman.
  • 10 years ago
  • Ehh....i dunno Kross, i mean why does everything have to have a damn sequel these days. I think ill go see the movie yea that's not what im saying, but why can't they leave movies alone cough The ring cough. Seems like most movies i see these days will have a sequel or prequel before the end of the next year. I mean for damn sake get a new plot.
  • 10 years ago
  • I agree with you, but I have a feeling that these guys can do it. (They better!) :)

    And if you want something different, then just wait for this:

    "James Wan and Leigh Whannell are working on their next project &#226&#8364&#339Shhh&#226&#8364&#157 for Universal. All we know is that it touches upon the theme of ventriloquism."
  • 10 years ago
  • hmm...intersting we saw a lil touch of that in saw yes? perhaps a hidden talent?
  • 10 years ago
  • If you are going to set up a sequal like Saw you mine as well do it. This movie kicked ass, I would definetly be interested in another film.
  • 10 years ago
  • yes! the movie was great, but the acting was way off!!!!
    I don't know if the problem was Elwes's acting ability or the lack of the director not knowing in how should a person act.
  • 10 years ago
  • This news makes me hot! 8O

    SAW 2: SAW, the terrifying new film produced by Twisted Pictures and released by Lions Gate Films, the motion picture acquisition, production and distribution arm of Lions Gate Entertainment, cut a wide swath into the nationwide box-office over the lucrative Halloween weekend, grossing $18.3 million on 2315 screens, taking the #3 position. Scaring off the competition by coming in #1 on Halloween day, the films three day gross exceeded industry expectations. On the heels of positive response to the bloody tale of a twisted psychopath's murderous cat and mouse games, plans for the sequel releasing Halloween 2005 was jointly announced by Peter Block, Lions Gate Films President of Acquisitions, Television and Co-Productions and Twisted Pictures Mark Burg, Oren Koules and Gregg Hoffman.

    "We were confident going into this weekend as the only new horror release that we would hit our target audience of genre fans, but this has exceeded all our expectations," said Tom Ortenberg, President of Lions Gate Films Releasing. "With 'SAW,' James Wan and Leigh Whannell have tapped into filmgoers' most base fears and have created something that people immediately feel they need to talk about with others, and see again to catch clues they may have missed the first time," he added.

    "We are thrilled about the strong opening weekend of 'SAW.' Lions Gate's marketing and distribution team has done a phenomenal job and we're very excited to be partnering with them again on SAW 2," say producers Burg, Koules and Hoffman.

    Very Nice - Looking forward to it!
    8)
  • 10 years ago
  • :( I still have to see SAW
  • 10 years ago
  • :( I still have to see SAW

    For you being such a big horror fan I am disappointed in you for not checking this out. (Although it seemed like more of a thriller than horror to me).
  • 10 years ago
  • It was in the theater the same time as Seed Of Chucky and I saw that instead. I will rent it when it comes out.
  • 10 years ago
  • Ehh....i dunno Kross, i mean why does everything have to have a damn sequel these days. I think ill go see the movie yea that's not what im saying, but why can't they leave movies alone cough The ring cough. Seems like most movies i see these days will have a sequel or prequel before the end of the next year. I mean for damn sake get a new plot.

    I agree. Even if they do it well, I still wish to see some damn new material in movies. I'm so tired of the same crap over and over again. That's one of the things that made Saw so great. It was different from other horrors/thrillers. Oh well Hollywood has it quirks I guess ::sighs:: :?
  • 10 years ago
  • Dark Horizons got word yesterday that screenwriter Alex Garland, the demented mind behind 28 DAYS LATER, will be writing SAW 2: HACKSAW.

    Seems that while James Wan and Leigh Whannell will be back to produce, Wan will not be back to direct. SAW 2 is sheduled for an October 28th release, which only leaves them about 9 months to write, cast, film, edit, market and release this bad boy.

    Can they do it and make it great? I doubt it. I'll see it but they are crazy making the sequel so soon.

    This is also the first that I have heard of the title Saw 2: Hacksaw.
  • 10 years ago
  • They should just leave this alone. The first was a suprise smash, and a decent film because the content and characters were unexpected. Now they've been shown to us, I think there's a risk that this could backfire big time!
  • 10 years ago
  • They should just leave this alone. The first was a suprise smash, and a decent film because the content and characters were unexpected. Now they've been shown to us, I think there's a risk that this could backfire big time!

    At first I was really excited to see this sequel since I loved Saw, but I really wish they would push this movie back or better yet, not make it at all. You're exactly right Garfield.

    Also, the rumors of Alex Garland writing Saw 2 are false.

    Some good news in the latest Saw 2 update. Rumors are put to rest:

    http://www.joblo.com/arrow/index.php?id=812
  • 10 years ago
  • I loved Saw but a sequal seems lame. I don't think it will have the same effect of viewers that the original did.
  • 10 years ago
  • Can they do it and make it great? I doubt it. I'll see it but they are crazy making the sequel so soon.

    This is also the first that I have heard of the title Saw 2: Hacksaw.The first one took alot less time to make the film so time doesn't have to be that much a factor.
    I guess they will be keeping low on the budget too.

    I have my doubts also however, I'm still looking forward to seeing Saw: Hacksaw.
  • 10 years ago
  • I guess they will be keeping low on the budget too.

    They spent less than about 2 million to do the first one and they made $55,153,403 at the box office. I doubt they keep the budget low this time now that they have the money.

    Also, it seems like news is coming in daily for Saw 2.

    The director has been found out...

    His name is Darren Bousman.

    http://www.joblo.com/arrow/index.php?id=829
  • 10 years ago
  • I guess they will be keeping low on the budget too.

    They spent less than about 2 million to do the first one and they made $55,153,403 at the box office. I doubt they keep the budget low this time now that they have the money.

    Well from the guys at Dead central , they claimed that the film is still keeping it's independent nature at it's heart. I was assuming that means low budget.

    The director has been found out...

    His name is Darren Bousman.

    http://www.joblo.com/arrow/index.php?id=829

    Hey, that's cool to know. Thanks.
  • 10 years ago
  • Dark Horizons got word yesterday that screenwriter Alex Garland, the demented mind behind 28 DAYS LATER, will be writing SAW 2: HACKSAW.

    Seems that while James Wan and Leigh Whannell will be back to produce, Wan will not be back to direct. SAW 2 is sheduled for an October 28th release, which only leaves them about 9 months to write, cast, film, edit, market and release this bad boy.

    Can they do it and make it great? I doubt it. I'll see it but they are crazy making the sequel so soon.

    This is also the first that I have heard of the title Saw 2: Hacksaw.

    The projected shooting schedule for the sequel is 21 days total.
  • 10 years ago
  • The projected shooting schedule for the sequel is 21 days total.
    WoW! That scares me. Then again, Halloween was made in as many days and that movie was sweet.
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