Eighth Saw Entry Receives Official Title of Jigsaw
The eighth entry in the celebrated ‘Saw’ horror film series will be officially released as ‘Jigsaw.’
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The infamous Jigsaw is playing another twisted game on those entangled in his games. Lionsgate, the studio which is set to release the anticipated eighth entry in the ‘Saw‘ series, has confirmed that the upcoming thriller’s official title has been changed to ‘Jigsaw.’ The new name comes after the film was being referred to as ‘Saw: Legacy’ during its production stages.

The seventh sequel in the ‘Saw’ series, which is one of the highest grossing horror franchises of all time, will be distributed into theaters by Lionsgate on October 27. Tobin Bell, who has played the title villain since the series’ initial installment was released in 2004, is set to return to the upcoming drama, despite the character dying in 2006’s ‘Saw III.’ The Jigsaw killer has appeared in subsequent entries in the franchise through flashbacks.

‘Jigsaw’ is being directed by ‘Daybreakers‘ helmers, Michael and Peter Spierig, who are new to the ‘Saw’ series. The upcoming horror movie’s script by ‘Sorority Row’ scribes, Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg.

Alongside Bell, the ‘Jigsaw’ cast will include Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Josiah Black, Shaquan Lewis, Michael Bolsvert and James Gomez. Costas Mandylor and Cary Elwes are reportedly not returning to play their respective characters in the upcoming installment, despite their characters being important Jigsaw apprentices in earlier entries in the franchise.

The horror thriller will reportedly pick up over a decade after the infamous Jigsaw killer’s death, and will focus on the investigation of a new succession of murders that fit his mode of operation. Lionsgate has released the following official logline for ‘Jigsaw,’ which hints at resurgence from the title villain, whose real name is John Kramer:

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. Or has an apprentice picked up the mantle of Jigsaw, perhaps even someone inside the investigation.

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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