James Wan, the executive producer for the original SAW movie as well as Saw III, is penning the plot for the Brash Entertainment release.
He posted on his MySpace blog:
“[Co-writer] Leigh and I are very excited about this new venture. We are big gaming fans and we think it would a great opportunity to continue the SAW legacy into a different platform/medium. Keeps things fresh for us anyway.
"A lot of people have asked us if we would be interested in writing another SAW movie...well, we are writing another SAW story...but it's for the game.
“We're treating this story like the SAW movies with lots of twists and turns. We have no idea how that is going to apply to a computer game format, considering that most games are generally pretty simple in it's plotting.
“Maybe its a good thing that Leigh and I are naive to the video game world and that we're writing it like its a movie!”
The SAW game is due out in early 2009 – and industry watchers have already earmarked it as a potentially troublesome title when it comes to age classification.