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Jigsaw (2017): I Wanna Play A Game!

Credit: Lionsgate/Twisted Pictures

The face of traps has return for another little game to play. 

Written by,
J. Johnson

When the seventh film ended, multiple questions arose about if a new one will follow the final chapter. Fortunately for advent fans of the horror franchise, the traps have officially returned. With much anticiapatition to see how the producers would top the previous SAW film, Lionsgate has released a teaser trailer that concidentially made its debut with San Diego Comic-Con. It should be pretty interesting to see who the apprentice is this time around as we were treated to several in the previous films.

Jigsaw was previously under the project title “Saw: Legacy” for a short period of time. The “Saw” franchise started back in 2004, and the original film was directed by James Wan, and featured Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, and Danny Glover where we saw the most elaborate revel of all time with the actual killer, Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) waking up from a self-induced coma to tell the remaining survivor that his only chance was flushed down the drain when he woke up. That scene and several movies later, Jigsaw’s legacy does indeed live on viacariously through another unknown apprentice.

The new title was confirmed by Lionsgate co-president Erik Feig, who made the reveal at CineEurope in Barcelona back in June. A teaser-trailer was shown during the event but never released publicly. A pair of fresh eyes will not under what’s going on the new film if they will be a confusing mess. To put it plainly, a killer kidnap strangers that he deems unworthy of their life but wonder if they could redeem themselves with elaborate traps designed to torture and kill them if the puzzles are not solved in time.

Previously, Michael Spierig said the upcoming entry would not be as vicious as previous films in the long-running franchise, and he and his brother were aiming to inject “more fun” into this story:

We’ve got some pretty wild traps in the film — we don’t shy away from the gore. It’s such a perfect Halloween scarefest. It’s perhaps not quite as vicious and more fun, which is something we tried to inject into it. But it’s still full of good fun gore, that’s for sure. And, on top of that, it’s got a really great mystery, and there’s very interesting twists. It’s Saw for 2017.

The eighth film in the Saw franchise is being co-directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, and the story was written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger while starring the cast of Laura Vandervoort, Hannah Anderson, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, and Tobin Bell.

Here’s the creepy teaser poster which makes reference to the pig mask first being featured in the first film:


Credit: Lionsgate/Twisted Pictures

Jigsaw will be in theaters on October 27, 2017.

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