Update: The Instagram account with the photos we mention has since been made private.
A Bloody reader has clued us in on some very cool bits of news regarding Saw: Legacy, the upcoming eighth film in the franchise that began in 2004. For starters, we were shown an Instagram from the 2nd AC on the film. In it are posted a few photos of the shoot, which include a couple shots in a barn. Our reader tells us that a large portion of the movie takes place in said barn.
Furthermore, we’re also told that Jon Cor’s character Ryan from Saw 3D (one of the two guys in the opening trap) will have scenes in the film with Tobin Bell! Bell played John Kramer, aka “Jigsaw”, throughout the series. His character died in the third film and his appearances in further entries were relegated to flashback sequences.
In commentary for Saw 3D, writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan revealed that the two men in pig masks at the end of the film were Ryan and Brad from the opening sequence, so this opens up the film and the plot to some speculation.
Lastly, our reader tells us that there will be a trap that includes, “…some spike strips and motorcycles.” No one at Lionsgate will confirm or deny this information.
Here’s information that has been confirmed: 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.
Additionally, composer Charlie Clouser is returning to the series. He tells THR, “I’m psyched to be scoring the re-invention of the Saw franchise. I think 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. After a six-year break from the world of Saw, this will be an opportunity for me to re-imagine how I approach the score, and I’ll be trying a more stark, bold, and stripped-down approach that will be more in line with the strong vision that the Spierig brothers are bringing to the table.”
IMDb has Saw: Legacy listed for release on October 27th, 2017, although that is not a confirmed date.
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