Saw IV for Halloween '07

Source: Associated Press

On the heels of Saw III making $34.3 million in its first three days, a record for Lionsgate, you knew a follow-up was inevitable, right?

The studio is already planning a fourth installment for the same time next year.

Since the low-budget Saw debuted with $18.3 million over the same weekend two years ago, Lionsgate has turned the franchise into an annual ritual with quickly produced sequels each Halloween.

The movies follow the diabolical schemes of psycho killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), who stages elaborate, bloody games to test the moral fiber of his victims. Lionsgate plans to have Saw IV in theaters over Halloween weekend next year.