What’s a Saw movie without a collection of grotesque booby traps – each more horrifying than the last?
Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with co-directors Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers) to discuss Jigsaw, the eighth instalment in the Saw franchise that takes place long after the death of John Kramer…or does it? Tobin Bell’s demented serial killer actually bit the bullet during Saw III in 2006, and has since appeared in subsequent sequels via flashback.
With Jigsaw, though, it appears a protégé wants to continue Kramer’s unspeakable reign of terror, resulting in a string of bodies turning up across town. Here’s what Peter Spierig had to share:
Bodies are turning up, and they’re linked to Jigsaw — or a Jigsaw copycat. The DNA of Tobin Bell is all over this film.
Directing from a script by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, the Spierig Brothers are still relatively new to Hollywood’s horror scene. But if the directing siblings are feeling the pressure, it doesn’t show; in capping off EW’s all-too-brief coverage, Michael Spierig hinted at the ways in which Jigsaw modernizes the Saw brand, all the while retaining the franchise’s taste for “wild traps.”
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.
The sequel formerly known as Saw: Legacy will be summoned into theaters on October 27th. But what’s your early opinion on Jigsaw? Indeed, do you expect Tobin Bell’s sadistic John Kramer to return? You can drop your thoughts, comments, and concerns in the usual place.