So is it a sequel? A reboot? We’ve got the scoop. PRESS PLAY
“Let the games begin.“
Set for release on October 27th, eighth franchise installment Saw: Legacy hopes to revive the series that seemingly came to an end back in 2010; but what the hell is it about? Plot details have thus far been shrouded in secrecy, to the point that we haven’t yet seen a trailer or even any official still images, but we were able to exclusively get our hands on the first story details.
Bloody Disgusting has learned that Saw: Legacy will begin with bodies turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade. Or has an apprentice picked up the mantle of Jigsaw, perhaps even someone inside the investigation?
We understand that neither Costas Mandylor nor Cary Elwes will be returning to play their respective characters, who both ended up becoming Jigsaw apprentices in earlier installments. As for the original Jigsaw himself, we’ve been told that Tobin Bell will be back in some capacity.
The cast also includes Mandela Van Peebles, Hannah Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Josiah Black, Shaquan Lewis, Michael Bolsvert, and James Gomez.
Saw: Legacy was written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, the duo behind Piranha 3D, Piranha 3DD, and Sorority Row. In the director’s chairs were the Spierig brothers, Peter and Michael, who brought us Undead, Daybreakers and Predestination.
Franchise staples Mark Burg and Oren Koules returned to produce.