Pop Goes The News – The ninth movie in the Saw franchise will be shot in Toronto this summer.
Cameras are scheduled to roll from July 15 to Sept. 6 at Cinespace Studios and at locations around the city.
It will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV in Toronto. He also directed 2008’s Repo! The Genetic Opera and 2012’s The Barrens in Ontario.
Saw IX, which has the working title The Organ Donor, was written by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg from a story by actor-comedian Chris Rock, who is also an executive producer of the film.
“The new Saw movie will have elements of humour but we’re not making Scary Movie or anything like that,” Rock said Sunday via Instagram. “It’s going to be Saw, OK. Don’t worry.”
The movie is scheduled to open Oct. 23, 2020.
All of the Saw films, except for the 2004 original, were shot in Toronto. The most recent was 2017’s Jigsaw. The franchise has grossed $1.3 billion CAD at the box office.
Saw 3D, the sixth instalment, was promoted in 2010 as “the final chapter.”