A Glowering John Kramer Looms Over Jigsaw’s Comic-Con Poster

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The Jigsaw Killer gets a new lease of life – quite literally, as it were – in this blood-red SDCC poster for Jigsaw.

It is, in essence, the eighth entry into Lionsgate’s time-honored Saw franchise, one that’s coming by way of directing duo Michael and Peter Spierig. Best known for their work on Daybreakers, the Spierig siblings are still relatively new when it comes to Hollywood’s horror scene, but when asked to describe how they approached the cult series, Michael Spierig hinted that Jigsaw is “Saw for 2017.” That means it’s safe to expect more nightmare fuel and wildly inventive demented traps than you can shake a pig’s mask at, and though Lionsgate’s franchise has fallen by the wayside in recent years, in 2017, Halloween belongs to Jigsaw. And long may he reign.

Mind you, given that Tobin Bell’s sick, twisted psychopath bit the bullet in Saw III, it looks certain that John Kramer has gathered together a band of disciples to continue that horrifying game from beyond the grave. Eek!

Working from a script put together by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D), the 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.

It’s angled as the eighth Saw movie, one that looks set to pump fresh blood into a franchise that doesn’t exactly skimp on gore. And from the looks of things, Jigsaw is ready to dial it up to 11. October 27th is the date for your diaries, and in light of Paramount’s reshuffling, Michael and Peter Spierig will no longer be going toe-to-toe with Cloverfield 3 (AKA God Particle) in the name of box office supremacy.

A Glowering John Kramer Looms Over Jigsaw's Comic-Con Poster

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?

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