It’s been seven years since the last time anyone associated Halloween with the Saw franchise, but if recent news is any indication, it may be time for us to pull out our creepy, long-haired pig masks again!
Previously called Saw: Legacy, the newest film in the Saw series now has a new name: Jigsaw. Not only that, but Entertainment Weekly has shared a new image from the upcoming horror sequel: a new trap, where a lone woman (played by Laura Vandervoort) seems to be in the process of getting sucked into a giant vat of sand. Quicksand, perhaps? Her arm seems a little bloody, so maybe it won’t be the sand that she’ll have to worry about…
Jigsaw will take place a full ten years after the last movie, Saw 3D. According to a synopsis from co-director Peter Spierig (who directed the film with his brother, Michael):
“Bodies are turning up, and they’re linked to Jigsaw — or a Jigsaw copycat… 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 Spierig Brothers have directed such films as Daybreakers and Predestination, both of which have received positive critical reception (and both of which have starred Ethan Hawke). Jigsaw will star Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Paul Braunstein, Brittany Allen, and Josiah Black.
Bloody Disgusting also revealed a new image of the title for Jigsaw, with the iconic pinwheel imagery behind the puzzle-piece lettering. It’ll be interesting to see how this new film continues its title character’s legacy, both in-universe and in the horror community as a whole.
The film is set to hit theaters on October 27th, 2017. We’ll be keeping our eye out for any trailers and images that may be released in the near future!