Saw 2 will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Production will begin in May in Toronto for a Halloween 2005 release, according to Variety.
Bousman wrote the Saw 2 screenplay, which he developed with Leigh Whannel, writer and co-star of the original film, and James Wan, the first director. Details regarding the sequel’s plotline are being kept mum.
Michael Lembeck (Connie and Carla) has been picked by Walt Disney Pictures to direct The Santa Clause 3. Ed Decter and John Strauss, who wrote the second film, will write the screenplay for the third film as well.
Tim Allen will reprise his role as Santa, and Scott Calvin during off-Christmas season. He will try to battle it out with Jack Frost, who threatens to take over the cherished holiday.
The film is expected to be released Christmas 2006.