SAW: LEGACY Getting a New Title?

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 06 June 2017

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Having been known as Saw: Legacy for the past year or more, it looks as if the upcoming eighth movie in the Saw franchise is about to be been given a new title.

In fairness, it had been long said that the Saw: Legacy moniker was merely a temporary holding title while Lionsgate decided on an official name for the film. As per Bloody-Disgusting, the current idea seems to be to call the film simply Jigsaw. Whilst that’s yet to be made official at this stage, it’s the title at the top of the tree following recent discussions from those involved in the picture. Interestingly, Jigsaw was the planned title for James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s original Saw movie.

Of course, the film has already finished shooting ahead of its October release. On board to star are the likes of Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, James Gomez, and we know that Tobin Bell will be back in some capacity. Daybreakers’ Michael and Peter Spierig are directing from a script by Piranha 3D’s Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg.

The current synopsis for the film reads:

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?

At present, Saw: Legacy/Jigsaw is set for an October 27th release.

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nce day one we were told that Saw: Legacy wasn’t the official title of the eighth Saw film. Even when it went into production we were being told that it would probably change and that Legacy was tentative. Now in post-production for release on October 27, 2017, Lionsgate is circling the idea of calling the film Jigsaw. Bloody Disgusting has been able to confirm it’s a discussion being had, although nothing is set in stone as of this writing. Jigsaw, however, is the perfect title as franchise creator’s James Wan and Leigh Whannell had revealed years ago that Saw‘s original title was in fact Jigsaw. Talk about coming full circle.

In the film…

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?

The new chapter in the long-running saga has been rated “R” for “Grisly Bloody Violence and Torture.”

We understand that neither Costas Mandylor nor Cary Elwes will be returning to play their respective characters, who both ended up becoming Jigsaw apprentices in earlier installments. As for the original Jigsaw himself, we’ve been told that Tobin Bell will be back in some capacity.

The cast also includes Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Josiah Black, Shaquan Lewis, Michael Bolsvert, and James Gomez.

Saw: Legacy was written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, the duo behind Piranha 3D, Piranha 3DD, and Sorority Row. In the director’s chairs were the Spierig brothers, Peter and Michael, who brought us Undead, Daybreakers, and Predestination.

Franchise staples Mark Burg and Oren Koules returned to produce.


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