Personally, I couldn’t possibly care less about another Saw sequel. After about three flicks the franchise headed south, but studios love a hefty buck and for a while there Saw was a reliable fiscal draw. The only legitimate commercial failure in the lot was the sixth pic, and it was certainly one of the ugliest, least likable features in the franchise. Wisely, Lionsgate took a break after the seventh in the series, Saw 3D. Now, some seven years later, Lionsgate will again try their hand with a Saw flick, as the eight film in the franchise, Saw: Legacy is all geared up for production.
Today some plot details have finally surfaced, and they’re a little underwhelming. Here’s hoping the talent involved with the film can find a way to make things work and deliver us a solid franchises re-starter. I’m not against giving a particular brand another chance to impress, in fact, I’ve already done that with some of my personal favorites, like Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween.
Maybe this installment leads to more memorable pictures, you just never know.
Here’s what we’ve got:
Bloody Disgusting has learned that Saw: Legacy will begin with bodies 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?
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, Hannah Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Josiah Black, Shaquan Lewis, Michael Bolsvert, and James Gomez.
Peter and Michael Spierig direct from a script written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger.
Expect this one to arrive in theaters just in time for Halloween, on October 27th.
Source: Bloody Disgusting.