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Lionsgate Confirms ‘Saw’ Sequel Title: JIGSAW!

Jigsaw Title Treatment SAW 8 via Lionsgate

Since day one we were told that Saw: Legacy wasn’t the official title of the eighth Saw film. Even when it went into production we were being told that it would probably change and that Legacy was tentative. Now in post-production for release on October 27, 2017, Lionsgate has confirmed to Bloody Disgusting the official title to the film as JIGSAW!

Jigsaw, of course, is Tobin Bell‘s Saw character who, after learning of an inoperable frontal lobe tumor that had developed from colon cancer, creates horrific traps in order to help “lost” individuals find their lust for life again. Jigsaw is also the perfect title being that franchise creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell had revealed years ago that Saw‘s original title was in fact, yes, Jigsaw. Talk about coming full circle.

One of the highest-grossing Horror franchises of all time is back, taking the Jigsaw killer’s signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level. 

The new chapter in the long-running saga has been rated “R” for “Grisly Bloody Violence and Torture.”

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, 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.

Another thing we can confirm…



  • Saturn

    Was it ever conveyed in any of the movies (it’s been a while) that Kramer’s actions were possibly caused by the brain tumour?
    I remember seeing something years ago that showed that certain brain tumours can affect one’s actions – an example was some guy who went from being a doting father to actually molesting his daughter.
    From what I gather she totally forgave him as it turned out that he was suffering from some kind of brain tumour that was blacking out to him what was “appropriate” or otherwise and really wasn’t in full control of his actions – I remember seeing them on some talk show and you could tell the guy was in total remorse for what he’d put his daughter through.
    There has been a lot of research that has shown that plenty of serial/mass murderers have brain defects.

    • Jack Derwent

      I don’t think that’s the case, I think him running the rehab center and trying to help people then losing his unborn child to one of the addicts had already begun to push him on his path before he was diagnosed with any illness.

      • pumkinheadfan VHS Forever!

        and the added “car accident” that we only saw in flashbacks when his wife is being questioned. I think she used the line “the next time I saw him again…he’d changed…he wasn’t the same man I had married”. It was like all these bad things all happened to him within a short amount of time and caused him to snap and become Jigsaw. Ever since the news of this installment and no sign of Costas Mandylor nor Cary Elwes in the cast has me kinda wondering what kind of creative writing is going to take place to tie this in. It’s not the first time in this series we are introduced to others that we never knew until that installment they had involvement with Jigsaw. At least we have Laura Vandervoort in this one!

        • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

          I’m expecting a copycat killer. Adding yet another character who was secretly working with Jigsaw this entire time is the dumbest thing they could do.

          • Christopher

            Or you know, someone has been conjuring Jigsaw’s ghostly spirit using a Ouija board, and the culprit is a medium who is infatuated with his legacy. So Jigsaw whispers into their ears to do his bidding, even though he’s dead.

          • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

            That’s more believable than another secret accomplice we didn’t know about tbh.

  • TheRandomOne

    Im guessing trailer next month at Comic Con

    • Luis Alberto Pérez Nájera

      Yeah, they better hurry up, Halloween is nearer.

  • Jack Derwent

    Only thing keeping me hopeful is the Spierig brothers on directing duties. Daybreakers was genuinely good.

  • Jake

    I always hated this series, which is odd because I LOVE franchise films–the more sequels the better. I think what irks me most about these films is that no one ever calls Jigsaw out on his moral superiority bullshit and everyone acts like what he says and does is the smartest more clever thing they’ve ever heard. I’m all for people getting slaughtered in horror films, but would love to see a character who (even if they still get it in the end) calls him on his bullshit.

    • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

      Did you watch these films with your fingers in your ears? The characters do call Jigsaw out on his bullshit but Jigsaw completely blanks them whenever they confront him. “Well putting a gun to someone’s head and forcing them to pull the trigger is still murder, John”. Even Amanda tells him “what you do is no different from murder. You torture people. You watch them die.”

      You aren’t supposed to agree with Jigsaw, unless you’re an idiot. What you’re supposed to find interesting is how Jigsaw rationalizes his actions in his own warped mind.

      • Jake

        Those explanations are laughable, and they’re set up in such a way to place Jigsaw as the superior intellect. The arguments against Jigsaw aren’t any better than saying to someone “you’re wrong because!” It’s not an argument. Jigsaws rationalizations are always well thought out, but the arguments are pedantic.

        • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

          The way you perceive information is laughable. Jigsaw blanks them when he’s confronted with these lines, they demonstrate even further Jigsaw is so far up his own ass he wont engage in rational arguments that contradict his delusions.

          • Jake

            Please, you’re sounding like the idiots in those movies.

          • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

            Not an argument.

  • I love the series, I hope they go back to its roots and let it be a thriller instead of a gore fest. Having said that, I don’t like the logo design, it reminds me of a certain pile of shit that stained the franchise… Hint: It was in 3D

  • Thrash13

    Can’t wait! I didn’t enjoy the last couple as much as the first few, but I still liked all of them in their own unique way. Great franchise and hope they go out with a bang with this one!

  • David

    I’m FUCKING down for this flick!!!! Bring it on

  • Yay for the name, boo for the synopsis. I was hoping for either a fresh idea, or more John Kramer. There’s only so much mileage you can get from people continuing his work after his death before it becomes stale. Hoffman annoyed the shit out of me after a couple of movies.

  • smaug

    So, I guess they didn’t find Hoffman then…

    He was being hunted by all the cops. Now the new synopsis says “evidence points to Jigsaw”

  • JackLantern13

    The Spierig brothers can do so much better than this.

  • Necro

    This franchise always had my respect and to be able to come out with a sequel 6 straight years is fascinating to me. Part 5 was the worst one IMO. Hey so now it’s back with part 8 I’m all in for sure!

    • Chance LeBoeuf

      They didn’t take long to make, weren’t extremely expensive, and were crazy profitable every time. Not really that hard to see why they were able to turn out one every Halloween. That was the catch phrase!

  • DarkBree

    It’s obvious they want to start another franchise, just like Paramount tried with Rings.

  • Travis_Bickle

    Lets hope Darren Bousman directs this one. The last three films were like a sandwich somebody farted on.

    • gabriel

      The scene with the newest pop icon Chester Bennington before he turned, was pretty cool though

      • Travis_Bickle

        In the theater I screamed out “CRAWLING IN MY SKIN!!” people laughed

    • Chance LeBoeuf

      I thought many people agreed that Saw 6 in particular was one of the stronger sequels?

      • MadCows

        2, 3, and 6 were the strongest IMO

      • Travis_Bickle

        The health care one?? God no!! It revolved around the healthcarr debate going on in this country at the time. Super weak

  • Darkknight2149

    From the synopsis, it sounds like a direct sequel to “Saw III” (in the vain of “Texas Chainsaw 3D” and “Halloween H20”).

  • MadCows

    Mainstream people aren’t going to know what the hell this is. LMAO

    • Jeremie Jayzik

      Everybody knows what Saw is. If you mean they won’t know by the title, I mean they’ll definitely know by the trailers and promos.

    • Chance LeBoeuf

      Pretty sure even very casual moviegoers will recognize what this is. Like it or not, Saw is pretty much a horror franchise that’s in the vein of Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th with just how recognizable it is in the pop-culture conscious. For years there was even the little catch phrase, “If it’s Halloween, it must be Saw.”

      • MadCows

        Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love the Saw movies. I’ve seen every one on release day and can’t wait to go see this one. I just think the Jigsaw title is going to throw some people off.

        I have a friend that works a movie theater and I’ll never forget him telling me about people asking what a movie called “VI” was about. (pronouncing it V and I, instead of saying six.) You see, his theater had a poster up for Saw VI that simple read VI without the Saw title. So I wouldn’t say that everyone knows what Saw is, because those people sure didn’t.

  • Tamiika Glover

    I love this franchise and all the movies.. but this one I’m not necessarily going to run to the theatre to see, it doesn’t sound that good to me. I sincerely hope I’m wrong and enjoy it just as much or even more than the others but nevertheless I am definitely going to see it.

  • American Atheist

    The original Saw will always be my favorite. The sequels were an incoherent mess that repeatedly tried (and failed miserably) to have a surprise ending. I’ll rent Jigsaw when it comes out on ITunes.

    • M. J.

      I liked this comment.

  • Will Schuster

    Sounds like it has promise.

  • J Jett

    i preferred SAW: LEGACY.

    • Chance LeBoeuf

      I’d like to think the change up to something that isn’t just under the typical Saw name may be because this might reinvent the franchise in some way. But that could be just wishful thinking.

    • MadCows

      How about just Saw VIII?

    • Luis Alberto Pérez Nájera

      I am so happy the producers won’t give you what you wanted. LOL

  • drew harrington

    a friend of mine co-wrote this – looking forward to checking it out.

    • Golic

      Your friend is a Hollywood hack.

  • tyler

    If Jigsaw AND Amanda is not back and ALIVE…. SO HELP YOU GOD!!! I will turn Jigsaw on these Writers’ asses and it will be GAME OVER for them!!!!

  • joewaters

    Yay I can’t wait! It’ll be the best horror movie of the year. Next to It.

  • James Allard

    Well… I’ve seen all of the others. Why not?

  • AphroditeBoy

    Interesting that they dropped the brand name. Might work in the movie’s favor actually since Blair Witch and Rings flopped, but then again, the Saw franchise was way more prominent and is still recent enough that kids would know the name. . . so who knows? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    Are they going to have a blood drive this year?

    • Ocelot006 .

      The name Saw is still in the title.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Premise sounds like every movie since the third one.

  • M. J.

    This movie franchise sucked! Torture Porn Horror Movies suck! It was so implausible that a; sickly, fragile old White man could do all of this, but was financially too poor to pay for what his insurance company would not.

    • tyler

      Breath in. Hold. Exhale. x 500

      • M. J.

        I’ll see your 500 and raise you a FUCK-OFF!

        • Roman King

          hahahaha he put a DASH between fuck off. He must be serious folks.

    • Luis Alberto Pérez Nájera

      Go and watch your fucking faggot stories. 🙂 LOL

      • M. J.

        ?Que, puto?

      • M. J.

        necesitas un abrazo, puto o necesitas un abrazo de madre? o de su padre? Quieres sentarse en el regazo de Papá? Sentir tu padre’s pinga! Yo nací en los años 70! Yo Sabo reale horror! Conozco real horror! mierda de mid-00s y 2010s-hoy es mierda!
        You don’t call women faggots and you shouldn’t call men faggots either!
        Only; homosexually, repressed people call other people faggots for no reason, Luis.

  • Chance LeBoeuf

    While I understand the criticism the series gets, Saw is pretty much my guilty pleasure franchise. The first is still the best of the bunch because it was less about the gore and more about the suspense, but to be fair, they did bring the story a long way from just two dudes chained up in a bathroom. Seen all the others, so pretty sure this one will be on my watch list too. The synopsis sounds familiar, but maybe a trailer might gives us a little more to go on and hopefully they’re gonna try something a bit new with it. The name change could indicate the franchise moving in a new direction. (or I’m possibly just giving the filmmakers the benefit of the doubt)

    • Luis Alberto Pérez Nájera

      The blood is just a perfect excuse to watch it, but for me the intensity comes from the stories and how the selfishness of one human can create hell on Earth on his desesperation and stupid desire to continue alive… that sick enough, the gore is just the cherry on the cake.

  • MadCows

    So if they are dropping the numbers in the title, then my hope of seeing a Saw X is dead.

    • Luis Alberto Pérez Nájera

      Thankfully that they changed the formula, I was getting tired of generic roman numbers. LOL

  • steadymobb

    The last few were horrible, after saw 3

  • Silhouetters
  • Overton Green

    This franchise peeked at #3 (which was a masterpiece), and went to hell after that. They all got worse with each follow up. I own them all and don’t watch anything past the 3rd movie. I don’t even know why I purchased them all. They were on sale to own via Amazon Streaming service so I purchased them because they were so cheap I think like 4.99. Yet it wasn’t worth it because I never watch them.

    Franchise is shit…the first and third movies were great. The second film was ok but nothing special really. The second Saw film reminds me of the second Paranormal Activity film. I remember loving it when it came out but overtime realize how it wasn’t really that good. The third movies in both franchises pretty much made you forget about the second films because they were far and away superior.

    Anyway I can’t imagine they can churn out a decent film with this franchise. I mean is have there been any good Part 8s? Jason Goes to Manhattan was shit. Halloween Resurrection was shit, Hellraiser Revelations or whatever the fuck it was called was shit. I mean let this franchise stay dead damn.

    But maybe it will pull a Final Destination and be amazing. FD5 was nothing short of a classic.

  • Jeff Colico

    About damn time. The good thing is that the last one was the worst of the whole saga so…
    they can´t get lower…or can they?

  • Alex Harbie

    Another one! People wonder why the horror genre dies a little more everyday, these types of choices are a part of the problem. Fans need to stop watching this, and other ridiculous crap that gets approved by people in a suit and tie, and when you cut into their wallet, maybe they will start approving some better projects out there.

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  • RonitAmin2

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