I have mixed feelings about the Saw movies: though this will probably make me sound like a wimp, personally I feel that sometimes they went too far with the torture and slow deaths, and the plotting got absurdly convoluted. There’s no doubt though that there’s an appetite for this kind of stuff, and I wasn’t surprised when not that long ago the news broke out that the series, which supposedly came to an end in 2010, was being revived. No further details were released until the other day when Bloody Disgusting found out a few things. Apparently the plot has:
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?
Supposedly neither Costas Mandylor nor Cary Elwes will be returning to play their respective characters, who both ended up becoming Jigsaw apprentices in earlier installments, but Tobin Bell will be back as the original Jigsaw.
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.
Saw: Legacy is written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger [Piranha 3D, Piranha 3DD, Sorority Row] . and directed by the Spierig brothers, Peter and Michael [Undead, Daybreakers, Predestination]
October 27th is the intended release date.