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A Terrifying New Thriller From The Makers Of 'Saw' Is Coming

A Terrifying New Thriller From The Makers Of 'Saw' Is Coming

Could this be a spine-chilling franchise in the making?

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Are you a sucker for Scream, hyped for all things Halloween, forever into Friday the 13th?

Well, you'll be pleased to hear that Tension, a new thriller film from Darren Lynn Bousman, director of splatter flick franchise Saw, is now in production - and it has all the hallmarks of a mega horror franchise.

The movie will be produced by Rebel Way Entertainment, the brainchild of Yoram Globus and his son Ori Globus, who have scooped a whopping $50M (£38M) to finance for the project.

Tension takes inspiration from Tension Experience, an immersive live theatre production by Darren Lynn Bousman, Gordon Bijelonic and Clint Sears.

Saw was first screened on January 19, 2004, before being released in North America on October 29, 2004 by Lionsgate Films. (
Lionsgate Films)

The plot follows a group of four friends who decide to take part in an extreme immersive horror experience on Halloween.

Things inevitably take a dark turn when what was supposed to be a game of manipulation becomes a night of shocking, twisted terror.

With its Russian Doll horror-within-a-horror plot and theme of game-playing, the concept has echoes of Black Mirror, Saw and Inception.

The creators of 'Tension' believe it has the potential to become a major horror franchise like 'Saw' (
Lionsgate Films)

What else do we know about the movie? Well, the script is written by Scott Milam.

Bousman - who is currently in post-production of the 2020 SAW IX Reboot, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson - is expected to bring his signature unusual storytelling techniques, slow-burn scares and jump-shocks to the production.

Meanwhile, Yoram Globus, who helms the project, is famous for propelling the careers of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris back in the 80s.

The 'Saw' horror brand spawned a total of eight movies (

The team behind Rebel Way believe Tension has the potential to become a colossal horror brand, much like Bousman's SAW series. Shudder.

Beyond Tenion, Rebel Way's current movie projects in development include The Boxer, based on the novel The Boxer's Story: Fighting for My Life in the Nazi Camps, a true story written by Nathan Shapow, Bob Harris and Mike Shapow.

Then there's a feature film adaptation of the documentary The Shadow of Truth, written by Ari Pines and Yotam Guendelman, which exploring the explosive 2006 murder case of a 13-year-old Israeli girl, and is currently airing on Netflix.

Tension is scheduled for Principal Photography in 2020 and is currently being cast with major stars.

Featured Image Credit: Lionsgate Films

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