Bloody-Disgusting can exclusively confirm that production is beginning on Saw: Legacy, the eighth film in the franchise created by James Wan (Dead Silence, Insidious, The Conjuring) and Leigh Whannell. And while we don’t know the story or cast, we have been shown a couple of revealing set photos, one of which piqued our interest quite a bit.
So as not to reveal a potential spoiler, I’m going to offer the information we do know first and then put a trailer in between that and the photos.
Saw: Legacy is written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfiner, the duo behind Piranha 3D, Piranha 3DD, and Sorority Row. It is being directed by the Spierig brothers, Peter and Michael, who are responsible for Undead, Daybreakers and Predestination, while Dan Heffner and Oren Koules are allegedly producing.
Another interesting item of note: the IMDb has Saw: Legacy listed for release on October 27th, 2017, although that is not a confirmed date.
Alright, here’s what’s interesting about the two photos. They show a cemetery and the second photo reveals John Kramer’s (played by Tobin Bell) grave dug up with the coffin sticking out of the dirt. Why the grave has been dug up is a mystery. It could be sycophantic fans desperate to be close to him or it could be an exhumation for investigative reasons. At this point, all theories are on the table and speculations can run high!
For our younger readers who may not have seen the Saw films, these photos are a huge deal because Kramer is also known as “Jigsaw”, the evil mastermind behind the Saw films! He died in the third Saw, although Bell reprised his role throughout the franchise in a series of flashbacks. The Final Chapter revealed that Kramer/Jigsaw had either purposely or unintentionally created a cult of followers who continue to share his message long after death: appreciate the life that you’ve been given.
While we cannot confirm the validity of the below photos, here are the potential shots from the set:
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