Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate are showing no signs of halting their Saw franchise anytime soon. While previous reports had the upcoming Saw VI as a possible end to the profitable franchise, Variety is now reporting that Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton has been tasked with penning a script for Saw VII, which is expected to hit theaters October 2010.
The two writers have been involved with the franchise since the fourth installment and have also penned two Feast sequels along with The Collector, whick marks Dunstan's directorial debut.
Since debuting in theaters in 2004, the franchise has pulled in $668.6 million worldwide. The highest production budget for a film in the series was the last installment's price tag of $10.8 million.
Saw VI will hit theaters October 23, 2009.