So then the movie came out and I was very pleased to notice that I was not alone. Tons of hardcore gorehounds adored the movie just as much as I did. Cool. And then came the sequel, which I thought was also quite good -- if not exactly up to the standard of Part 1 -- and now, in addition to the last mini-report we filed, come a few new buzzings on Part 3: Series regulars Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, and Dina Meyer will be back, and they'll be joined by a few Saw newcomers named Bahar Soomekh (Mission: Impossible 3) and Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart). Plus the official site was just launched ... because Lionsgate is nothing if not fully adept at selling these flicks to their target audience. True, the site offers very little besides a new Saw 3 logo and a message board for the fans to rant on ... but sue me, I'm a fan. Some people get jazzed for X-Men or Harry Potter or Jim Carrey. Me, I dig the horror flicks.
Saw's second sequel with be directed by Darren Bousman, who I think did a darn fine job on Saw 2. Lionsgate has staked out 10/27 for the release date. Damn, I love October.