Jigsaw is an upcoming American horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, and starring Tobin Bell, Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Josiah Black, Shaquan Lewis, Michael Boisvert, and James Gomez.
It is the eighth installment in the Saw franchise, picking up over a decade after the death of the Jigsaw killer during the investigation of a new succession of murders that fit his modus operandi.
The film is scheduled to be released on October 27, 2017 in the United States.
- Tobin Bell as John Kramer / Jigsaw
- Mandela Van Peebles
- Laura Vandervoort
- Brittany Allen
- Callum Keith Rennie
- Matt Passmore
- Hannah Emily Anderson
- Josiah Black
- Shaquan Lewis
- Michael Boisvelt
- James Gomez
Saw 3D was intended to be the final film in the Saw franchise, with the film being split into two parts.
However, Lionsgate Films only allowed the filmmakers to make one more film after Saw VI under-performed at the box office.
According to Saw 3D writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, because of the change, "the big reveal of Dr. Gordon was a bit underserved ...
Perhaps creating more questions than answers.
There were several ideas we never quite figured out. But I don’t want to say what they were, because you never know what might happen in the future."
In February 2016, it was reported that Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger wrote the script.
It became known in July 2016 that Michael and Peter Spierig directed the film.
Mark Burg and Oren Koules, who produced all of the previous entries in the Saw series, will also reprise their roles as producers.
Composer Charlie Clouser described the film as a "reinvention" of the franchise, opining that "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."
In October 2016, production was confirmed to have commenced under the working title of Saw: Legacy.
The film was shot in November 2016, before entering post-production by that January
On March 2, 2017, Bloody Disgusting broke the first plot details and a full actor list, confirming that Tobin Bell will be returning in the role of Jigsaw to some degree.
In June 2017, the Motion Picture Association of America listed the film under the official title of Jigsaw, with the film rated R, for "sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, and for language".
Charlie Clouser, who provided the score for all previous entries in the Saw series, will return to score Jigsaw.
Clouser will reimagine the music of the Saw franchise, following the six year hiatus between Saw 3D and Jigsaw.
According to Clouser, "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."