New Jigsaw photo and details on the Saw sequel
Lionsgate (via Entertainment Weekly) has released a new photo from Jigsaw, the eighth film in the Saw horror franchise (formerly titled “Saw: Legacy”). You can view the full Jigsaw photo in the gallery below, and check out some new quotes from directors The Spierig Brothers!
“Bodies are turning up, and they’re linked to Jigsaw — or a Jigsaw copycat,” said Peter Spierig. “The DNA of Tobin Bell is all over this film.”
“We’ve got some pretty wild traps in the film — we don’t shy away from the gore,” says Michael Spierig. “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.”
Franchise star Tobin Bell is set to have an autograph signing at the San Diego Comic-Con, so a teaser trailer could arrive just in time for the convention. Like all of the films before it, Jigsaw will arrive just ahead of Halloween, debuting on October 27.
The upcoming sequel, which fittingly comes seven years after Saw: The Final Chapter, will star Laura Vandervoort (Bitten, Smallville) and Hannah Anderson (Shoot the Messenger, Lizzie Borden Took an Ax). Additional cast members have yet to be confirmed. The feature was shot mostly in secret last fall.
The eighth Saw movie is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers) from a script by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D, Sorority Row) alongside original creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell. Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules are producing, as they have on all the previous films in the franchise.
All seven previous Saw films have a combined worldwide box office gross upwards of $870 million on a combined budget of roughly $67 million.