Saw (franchise)

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Saw is an American horror franchise distributed by Lionsgate. It is produced by Twisted Pictures and created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell. It is made up of eight movies. In 2003, Wan and Whannell made a short movie to help pitch as a potential feature movie.

The sequels were directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, David Hackl, and Kevin Greutert, and were written by Wan, Whannell, Bousman, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan. The movies are released every October the Friday before Halloween.

Saw 3D, is the final installment of the series.[1] Lionsgate reportedly wanted to continue the franchise in 2012 with a reboot.[2] An eighth movie, Jigsaw, was released in October 2017.

The franchise is about John Kramer (played by Tobin Bell), also called the "Jigsaw Killer" or simply "Jigsaw". He traps his victims before killing them through traps.

The franchise has made over $1 billion from box office and retail sales by 2009.[3]

Other characters in the franchise are Billy the Puppet, David Tapp (played by Danny Glover) and Amanda Young (played by Shawnee Smith).

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  1. Bowles, Scott (July 22, 2010). "'Saw 3D' will be the final cut for horror franchise". USA Today. Archived from the original on September 20, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  2. "Lionsgate Remaking Saw?". DreadCentral.
  3. Lidz, Franz (October 21, 2009). "Limbs Pile Up, and Money, Too". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved February 3, 2017.