This is intriguing. A few weeks ago Paramount Pictures hired Saw VI director Kevin Greutert to direct Paranormal Activity 2 and set October 22nd as the release date for the sequel to the highly successful 2009 horror film. That date put it in direct competition with the seventh film in the Saw franchise. Well, Paramount is now going to have to go look elsewhere for a director.
Mike Fleming of Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate have just exercised an option and installed Kevin Greutert as director of Saw VII 3D.
Fleming adds that Saw V director David Hackl — who was previously attached to direct Saw VII 3D — will soon be assigned another film.