“Saw 8,” former “Saw: Legacy,” has a new title: “Jigsaw.”
Lionsgate confirmed the new title to Bloody Disgusting, and it refers to Tobin Bell’s character, who teaches poor souls a lesson by placing them in a series of deadly situations and forcing them to find a way out.
Jigsaw has been dead several movies back in the horror franchise, but when has that ever stopped the murderous villain? Bell is
The sequel apparently is set 10 years after Jigsaw’s death, with a new round of deaths terrorizing everyone. A synopsis:
Bodies are 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?
“Jigsaw” as actually the title that original director James Wan had wanted to use for the first movie, so it seems like the movie is going back to its roots. Or perhaps rebooting the entire story — a possibility made more likely by the fact that this is the first installment not to have a numbered title.
“Jigsaw” opens in theaters October 27.