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With many years of nothing but silence, Horror fans can look forward to seeing Jigsaw return for one more entry into the SAW franchise courtesy of Lionsgate. The upcoming eighth entry into the franchise has been coming along for a while now things are beginning to come into the light we recently learned what was previously titled SAW: LEGACY, will be known as JIGSAW.
As it turns out the upcoming JIGSAW film will not be as vicious as it’s predecessors, as co-director Michael Spierig reveals:
“We’ve got some pretty wild traps in the film — we don’t shy away from the gore. It’s such a perfect Halloween scarefest. It’s perhaps not quite as vicious and more fun, which is something we tried to inject into it. But it’s still full of good fun gore, that’s for sure. And, on top of that, it’s got a really great mystery, and there’s very interesting twists. It’s Saw for 2017.”
Here is the first image from the film courtesy of EW.
There have been rumors that Tobin Bell, who portrayed Jigsaw, would be returning for JIGSAW in some form. When asked if Bell would be a part of the fun, Spierig says:
“Bodies are turning up, and they’re linked to Jigsaw — or a Jigsaw copycat... The DNA of Tobin Bell is all over this film."
“Bodies turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade. Or has an apprentice picked up the mantle of Jigsaw, perhaps even someone inside the investigation?”
In addition to Bell, the cast is made up of Laura Vandervoort, Hannah Anderson, Mandela Van Peebles, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, Josiah Black, Shaquan Lewis, Michael Bolsvert, and James Gomez.
Two previous apprentices of Jigsaw, Costas Mandylor and Cary Elwes will not be appearing in JIGSAW.
The team of Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger were hired on to pen the script for JIGSAW. In addition to that, SAW franchise creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell are also on-board as executive producers. Michael and Peter Spierig direct.
JIGSAW will be arriving into theaters on October 27, 2017.