Saw: Legacy has been given a facelift.
The eighth installment in Lionsgate’s time-honored horror franchise will release as Jigsaw on October 27th, 2017, signaling that John Kramer’s unspeakable reign of terror isn’t over yet. Tobin Bell’s demented serial killer actually bit the bullet during Saw III in 2006, and has since appeared in subsequent sequels via flashback. However, it would appear that Bell’s time in the Saw franchise is far from over, after the actor took to Twitter back in May to tease the seemingly inevitable return of The Jigsaw Killer.
Directed by franchise newcomers Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers) from a script by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D), the prequel-sequel formerly known as Saw: Legacy will feature a cast comprised of Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Josiah Black, Shaquan Lewis, Michael Bolsvert and James Gomez.
Exactly how Tobin Bell fits into that ensemble – if at all – is up for question. The official logline for Jigsaw points to a Kramer resurgence though, one that will either stem from the man himself or some form of disciple eager to continue the legacy for a new generation. Yikes!
Bodies are 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?
It’s official: the eighth Saw film will launch into theatres on October 27th bearing the title Jigsaw. It’s currently been set opposite Cloverfield 3, a starry sci-fi pic that has been secretly masquerading as God Particle ever since Julius Onah’s thriller was shoehorned into Paramount and Bad Robot’s interconnected universe.