Saw 8 is renamed Jigsaw

It might just be that a trailer for the new Saw film, now going by the name of Jigsaw, is just around the corner. The first poster for the franchise reboot has been released, and that often brings a trailer shortly afterwards. 

Here’s the poster…

The producers of the Saw franchise have confirmed a name change for the upcoming revival of the series. Saw 8 will be called Jigsaw when it cuts its way to theatrical release later this year. Saw 8 was being produced under the working title Saw: Legacy. Jigsaw, of course, is death trap serial killer John Kramer’s (Tobin Bell) nickname.

The new title suggests that this could be a new beginning for the Saw franchise,  Jigsaw will be set ten years after the end of the previous film, and an official synopsis for the movie has been released too. It reads:

Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise,” reads the official synopsis for Jigsaw. 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?

Jigsaw has been directed by Michael and Peter Spierig from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. Tobin Bell plays the now title role. The film also stars Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Josiah Black, Shaquan Lewis, Michael Boisvert, and James Gomez.

The first Saw movie came out in 2004, It was directed by James Wan.

Jigsaw is currently in post-production. It will hit cinemas at the end of October.

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