[Photos by: Lionsgate]

Saw 9, anyone? It looks like there may be another sequel ahead for the Saw movie franchise, even though last year's Jigsaw—which was the series' first entry in seven years—didn't quite live up to box office expectations.

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Jigsaw, released in theaters last Halloween, failed to cross the $40-million mark in domestic box office receipts, as reported by ComicBook.com. Even so, distributor Lionsgate is said to be discussing a follow-up film, according to some insider knowledge from Bloody Disgusting's Brad Miska.

“While I don’t know much,” Miska says, “here's what I do know: It's just a 'conversation' at the moment, and Jigsaw directors Michael and Peter Spierig will not be returning to their director's chairs.” Just a conversation, huh? It sounds like the movie brains at Lionsgate want to play a game.

While 2004's original Saw film took the movie world by storm, Lionsgate and production studio Twisted Pictures have obviously experienced some wavering returns on its seven sequels thus far. Hey, at least the flicks still do well globally—Jigsaw raked in more than $100 million worldwide.

What do you think? Are you ready to see a Saw 9? (Or would that be Jigsaw 2?) Sound off in the comments and relive the Jigsaw movie trailer below.

Jigsaw is out on Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 23.

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