LionsGate has announced that a whole new generation of horror fans will have the opportunity to see Saw on the big screen. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the game changing film, Saw will return to theaters for one week beginning October 31, 2014.
Saw marks the feature film debut of powerhouse director James Wan (The Conjuring) and the first feature film collaboration between Wan and Saw co-writer Leigh Whannell.
Made as an indie feature with a limited budget, Saw was eventually acquired by LionsGate Films for distribution. After LionsGate’s acquisition of the film, it went on to gross over $50 Million at the box office. Saw represents the first feature to spawn a franchise for the LionsGate brand. The film inspired a total of six sequels and introduced the world to the Jigsaw killer.
Saw follows the plight of two men that wake up trapped in an unfamiliar room, restrained by chains – a dead body lies between them. The pair are given a series of specific instructions by which they must abide and tasks they must complete if they are to make it out with their lives intact. Their will to live and resolve will be tested and their survival will ultimately depend on how much they are willing to sacrifice.