Lion’s Gate has had a lot of success in the horror department. From the Paranormal Activity franchise to the pseudo success that was You’re Next. Horror has kinda been Lion’s Gates bread and butter for a while now.
However with most of their franchises winding down, Lion’s Gate is looking to reopen the Saw business. It seems like a decade since the last saw film was released, but it’s only been three years.
Word on the street is still unclear if the new film would be Saw 8 or a reboot of the franchise. I don’t have much invested in the franchise, but I’m really hoping that they go the Saw 8 route. The horror franchise reboot can still be accomplished with a direct sequel. When you abandon continuity, you really do risk brand integrity.