The first big San Diego Comic-Con reveal is the official trailer for Jigsaw, the eighth film in the SAW franchise that somehow brings the title character back for more games.
Lionsgate appears to be selling the disciples angle, although it has been confirmed that Tobin Bell will appear in some capacity. The most intriguing moment in the trailer is when detectives reveal that Jigsaw’s DNA was found under a victim’s nails, which confuses them as the Saw killer has been dead for ten years. However, there’s a moment in which it’s also revealed that there’s some sort of copycat killer on the loose. The trailer is jam-packed with new contraptions ranging from a wall of saws to lasers and even something to do with a motorcycle. Being a Saw sympathizer, I think the footage looks like an absolute blast, and seeing the pig mask and Billy the puppet (with terrifying red eyes) gave me goosebumps. I can’t believe we’re actually getting a new Saw film and am so ready for Jigsaw to take back Halloween! What did you guys think?
In the new film…
Bodies are turning up, and they’re linked to Jigsaw — or a Jigsaw copycat.
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, 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.
Jigsaw was written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger (Piranha 3D and Sorority Row). In the director’s chairs were the Spierig brothers, Peter and Michael, who brought us Daybreakers and Predestination.
The trap is set for October 27, 2017.