Has it really been 10 years since the first film of the Saw franchise hit theaters? It’s hard to believe we were first introduced to the crazed serial killer Jigsaw and his ingenious contraptions 10 years ago, but it has been a decade and now Lionsgate’s celebrating one of the most successful horror franchises in history with a one week theatrical re-release of the film that launched the series. Saw will play in theaters across the U.S. beginning on October 31st.
All told, the Saw films rang up over $874 million during their theatrical runs.
“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 created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell with Wan directing and Whannell appearing in a supporting role in the horror film. The two went on to create the Insidious franchise.
The Saw Plot:
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.