Jigsaw: News, Trailer, Release Date, Cast, Characters, All You Need To Know

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"Saw: The Final Chapter" was the seventh and supposedly last film from the blood-filled horror movie franchise. However, "Saw" has been revived for an eighth movie, but it is yet to be confirmed if this will be a remake or a sequel to "Saw VII."

The eighth installment of the "Saw" movie franchise is slated for an October 2017 debut, and it might feature the return of Jigsaw, played by Tobin Bell.

This October 27, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures proudly present JIGSAW! After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?

A mysterious madman rounds up a group of victims to play sadistic games of life and death. Police soon find evidence that link the crimes to Jigsaw, the infamous killer who died 10 years earlier.

Cast:

  • Matt Passmore as Logan Nelson
  • Tobin Bell as John Kramer / Jigsaw
  • Callum Keith Rennie as Halloran
  • Hannah Emily Anderson as Eleanor Bonneville
  • Clé Bennett as Det. Keith Hunt
  • Laura Vandervoort as Anna
  • Paul Braunstein as Ryan
  • Mandela Van Peebles as Mitch
  • Brittany Allen as Carly
  • Josiah Black as Edgar Munsen
  • Michael Boisvert as Lee James
  • Shaquan Lewis as Officer Solomon

Saw 3D was intended to be the final film in the Saw franchise with the film being split into two parts. However, Lionsgate Films only allowed the filmmakers to make one more film after Saw VI under-performed at the box office. According to Saw 3D writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, because of the change, "the big reveal of Dr. Gordon was a bit underserved ... Perhaps creating more questions than answers. There were several ideas we never quite figured out. But I don’t want to say what they were, because you never know what might happen in the future."

After the franchise's conclusion, Lionsgate ceased making Saw films while waiting to hear a pitch that they thought made it worthwhile to resurrect the series. Jigsaw was conceived when writers Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, who had spent two years pursuing the opportunity to write a Saw entry, proposed their vision. It became known in July 2016 that brothers Michael and Peter Spierig would direct the film. Mark Burg and Oren Koules, who produced all of the previous entries in the Saw series, will also reprise their roles as producers. Composer Charlie Clouser described the film as a "reinvention" of the franchise, opining that "the Spierig brothers can deliver a fresh take on the material that will establish a new story line and new characters that can carry the saga into the future."[18] The directors further detailed their approach as being "Saw for 2017". As Michael Spierig explained, "It's perhaps not quite as vicious and more fun. But it's still full of gore, that's for sure. It's got a really great mystery, and there's very interesting twists

Initial release: 26 October 2017 

Running time: 92 minutes

'Jigsaw' Trailer

 

 

In addition to the official title treatment, we received the first official poster for Jigsaw on July 7, 2017: