According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lions Gate Films and Twisted Pictures, the genre production arm of Evolution Entertainment, announced Tuesday that first-time writer-director Darren Lynn Bousman will direct Saw 2, the sequel to last year's Halloween release that grossed the studio $55 million domestically.

Bousman, a music-video and commercial director, also wrote the original screenplay for Saw 2 in conjunction with Leigh Whannel, the writer/co-star of the original Saw, and Saw director James Wan.

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Principal photography is set to begin May 2 in Toronto for a Halloween release.