So who exactly is Jigsaw? Come October, he might be…you!
With a little over three months before it's October 27 premiere, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures shared the first poster from Jigsaw, the eighth film in the Saw horror film franchise. Along with the poster release also came word that the film would be represented at this year's Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center through an autograph session with Tobin Bell (John "Jigsaw" Kramer) and a panel presentation from Jigsaw directors Peter and Michael Spierig.
Friday, July 21 (1 pm PT): Tobin Bell (John "Jigsaw" Kramer) autograph signing, Sails Pavilion
Friday, July 21 (5 pm PT): Reinventing Horror: Peter and Michael Spierig (directors), Room 23ABC
Though specific details on Jigsaw have been on lock-down since production began, horror website Bloody Disgusting was the first to report a rundown of the storyline (when it was still going by the title Saw: Legacy) from sources familiar with the film:
"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?"
The announced cast for Jigsaw 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. Neither Costas Mandylor nor Cary Elwes are expected to return to their respective roles in the franchise…though with this being Saw, you never know.
Jigsaw was written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger (Piranha 3D, Sorority Row). Mark Burg and Oren Koules have returned to the franchise to serve as the film's producers.