The Saw franchise cranked out seven movies between 2004 and 2010 because it’s not like they were that hard to do. They were cheap and they were painfully formulaic—make traps to torture people, and throw in some silly mythology about a villain named Jigsaw. The franchise mercifully ended four years ago, but like any horror bad guy, it’s not really dead.
With the original Saw set to return to theaters on October 31st for its 10th anniversary, producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules are now considering a return to the series. Hit the jump for more.
Speaking to STYD, Koules explained:
“James [Wan] and Leigh [Whannell]…when Saw came out they were so afraid of being ‘the Saw guys’,” Koules told Shock Till You Drop, “and they were trying to make their own mark. Now that they’ve made their own mark, they’re very comfortable to come back. We’re getting there. James and Leigh are absolutely going to put their mark on it.”
To their credit, Wan and Whannell have come a long way since the awful 2004 movie. Wan helmed The Conjuring and is now finishing up on Fast & Furious 7 while Whannell took the reigns on the Insidious franchise and is directing the third installment.
Koules and Burg aren’t sure what kind of “mark” Wan and Whannell will put on the next Saw, but the producers already have a timeline for returning to the series:
We kind of wanted to build it up. Our goal is to go to Comic-Con, not next summer but the summer after  with our heads up saying, ‘Here we go.’ James and Leigh are comfortable with the success they’ve had. And it’s time. James is in post on his movie. Leigh’s on post on [Insidious Chapter 3]. Everyone has time and it’s time.
They’re right. After six years of not torturing people, enough time will have passed to go back to making torture porn.