Just a week ago, we heard longtime Saw franchise collaborator Kevin Greutert was abandoning ship in order to helm Paranormal Activity 2. And we were somewhat excited about the coup, because original Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli said the sequel was in good hands. But now get this: according to Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood, Greutert has been wooed forced back by Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures to make Saw VII 3D. Just two weeks before shooting begins!

You may be wondering what's become of David Hacki, who had been attached to the seventh installment. Finke implies he was shoved out by the Greutert hire and will be given another film by the studio quickly as a consolation. Clearly Lionsgate just wanted to get Greutert back to hurt production on PA2, which is its direct competition for the Halloween horror box office this October. After the first PA kicked the Saw series' ass this past fall, there's no doubt that this means war.
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