Lionsgate’s Jigsaw, the eighth SAW, is now on home video. It was a huge success, setting the stage for a ninth film in the franchise. While Peter and Michael Spierig will not be returning for the next installment, they did secretly set the stage for a sequel of their own.
When asked how the film sets up a potential ninth movie, Peter responded:
“There are s a lot of things that go on in Jigsaw that we talked about where they could go in further movies, and so there are things with the characters and ideas that have the foundations of other things that could potentially come in the next couple of movies,” he explained to Screen Rant.
“You want to make the movie itself a complete experience for the audience, a satisfying experience in terms of the story, of feeling like there is a conclusion,” he continued. “But at the same time, there are some questions about the characters and their arcs and things like that where we haven’t explained. And we certainly talked about it with the producers and the writer and even the actors – where things potentially could go. It really becomes a question of does the audience want more? Are they keen to see these characters – the characters who survive and even sometimes the characters who don’t survive can end up in another Saw film, based on its history. There’s always room for flashbacks and who knows what.”
Michael Spierig also stated they were “almost director for hire” on the project, and confirmed our exclusive report that they won’t be involved with the next Saw movie. After meeting with several filmmakers, it’ll be interesting to see who they announce for the next SAW and what direction they decide to take the franchise. Personally, I’d like to exit this universe…
[Editor’s note: We updated the article to clarify that ‘Jigsaw’ is the 8th film in the franchise.]