The Japanese Twitter account for Lionsgate’s Jigsaw recently shared the international poster for the eighth film in the Saw franchise. The poster features the famous puppet used throughout the series that often speaks as the proxy for the killer. You know the one. The puppet who most often and famously delivers the line: “I want to play a game.” Check this bad boy out!
Jigsaw synopsis from IMDb:
Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.
Entertainment Weekly first broke the news that the film was premiering on Halloween 2017. We wrote about their reveal, the name change from Saw: Legacy, and the first teaser trap image here. From Entertainment Weekly:
“We’ve got some pretty wild traps in the film — we don’t shy away from the gore,” says Michael Spierig. “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.”
Jigsaw was written by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, based on characters created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell. It is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. Jigsaw stars Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Brittany Allen, and Callum Keith Rennie.
Since that initial EW reveal, Lionsgate has unveiled a teaser trailer. We wrote about that juicy bit of badassery right here. Check it out!
Halloween and Saw go together like peanut butter and jelly, so we’re beyond excited for Jigsaw. Will John Kramer return? Halloween will be here in no time. and we can all find out together!
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