Saw III to Hit Theaters with Full Sail Graduate, Darren Lynn Bousman, Returning Again as Director

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Full Sail would like to congratulate 2001 Film graduate, Darren Lynn Bousman, on directing the highly anticipated, Saw III, the next installment to the Saw film horror series. The new release is planned to hit theaters this coming Halloween.

Full Sail would like to congratulate 2001 Film graduate, Darren Lynn Bousman, on directing the highly anticipated, Saw III, the next installment to the Saw film horror series. The new release is planned to hit theaters this coming Halloween.

The Saw series has been said to be one of the most disquieting in decades, and is also one of the few horror series that have reached such a mainstream audience. Bousman made his directing debut with Saw II, which was released on Halloween 2005 and reached #1 at the box office. The film drew in over $87 million dollars worldwide and another $90 million dollars in DVD sales.

Bousman says, “Saw III takes the best parts of Saw I and Saw II. It’s scary, it’s intense, it’s violent, it’s emotional. I can honestly say that watching it, I don’t believe we have these kinds of emotions out of a horror film. So that’s what I’m most excited about -- the emotions.”

Bousman has previous experience with directing independent features such as Butterfly Dreams (2000) and Identity Lost (2001). He has also directed a music video for nu-metal act, Static-X, and worked on the crew of National Lampoon’s Van Wilder. Saw III will be Bousman’s second major screenplay credit, which he shares with co-writer, Leigh Wannel, who wrote and created the original Saw film.

Dave Franko, Program Director for the Full Sail Film Department said, “It is great to see that Darren has not only made one, but two mainstream films in such a short period of time after graduating. He is what our Full Sail Film program is all about.”

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.

With over 23,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing world tour six out of the last six years. Full Sail's 91-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,000 students from all 50 states and 37 countries worldwide. Currently, Full Sail offers degrees in the following disciplines: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Development, Recording Arts, and Show Production & Touring.

Students experience a “real world” education, with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day, and a 24-hour round-the-clock schedule which earned Full Sail the “Most Innovative Program” Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. Full Sail has also been named one of the top three entertainment media colleges by Shift Magazine alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 1) and New York University (No. 2); Electronic Gaming Monthly named Full Sail one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world; Rolling Stone Magazine recently named Full Sail one of the “Best Music Programs” in the country, in addition to one of the “Best Music Business Departments” in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide, and UNleashed Magazine has named Full Sail one of the Best Film Programs in the country.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

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