Into post-production, Lionsgate has announced that the eighth installment of the Saw films, meant to serve as a reboot of sorts, will have a new title.
Originally known as Saw: Legacy, the film now has a title that is…(drumroll)…Jigsaw!
The film series revolved around serial killer John Kramer, known as the Jigsaw Killer, who forced unsuspecting victims into a literal house of horrors full of torture devices with the unlikiest of proteges taking over for Kramer after his death.
The new film stars Laura Vandervoort and Hannah Anderson and will be released in theaters on October 27 from Lionsgate.
It looks like two former actresses from the CW are about to become the latest victims of the returning Jigsaw in the latest installment of the Saw franchise.
Saw: Legacy, which is the first new film in seven years of the horror series, is being executive produced by the original creating team of James Wan and Leigh Whannell. As for casting, it looks like Smallville‘s Supergirl, Laura Vandervoort and Reign‘s Hannah Anderson are the first to be cast in the new film. The duo of Michael and Peter Speirig will be directing the film from a script by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, the duo behind the remake of Pirahna.
The film is looking to be released later this year from Lionsgate Films.