In 2010, the world witnessed what they thought was the end of Jigsaw and his demonic puppet in Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, but it’s hard to ever truly finish things in the horror genre. It was rumored earlier this year that another film would hit the franchise, and that has now been confirmed as Saw Legacy has a title, some details, and official release date.
Horror franchises are known to have a long theater life at times, and they can really have a way of sticking around for years and through multiple sequels. In 2004, the first Saw came out with a measly budget of $1.2 million, and it grossed over $100 million worldwide so that easily merited a sequel.
No-one may have expected seven sequels, but that’s what will be coming on Oct. 27, 2017, with Saw: Legacy, as reported by ComicBook.com. Of course, it will also include some games, some disturbing images, and a lot of traps that are for the better of those in them.
Saw: Legacy is going to be directed by the brother duo of Michael and Peter Spierig, who are best known for Undead and Daybreakers. Filming is set to begin in Toronto in September, as they are truly looking to get things going in a fast fashion.
Bloody-Disgusting first reported about the Spierig brothers being attached to direct the film, and they will be doing it off of a script from writers Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. Those two really know their horror as they are responsible for the scripts attached to Piranha 3D, Piranha 3DD, and Sorority Row.
James Wan and Leigh Whannell are going to act as executive producers on the film, and that makes fans of the franchise very happy as they are the Saw co-creators. Still no word on whether there will be some kind of Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) presence in some form or another.
Scheduling a release date for the weekend before Halloween is perfect for Saw: Legacy, but it’s going to have some competition. Actually, it is going to have some serious horror competition as Insidious: Chapter 4 is set to be released the week before and those films are known to have great legs at the box office.
Each of the films in the Saw franchise has been released in October so it shouldn’t be overly surprising that it’s coming out around Halloween.
Lionsgate still has “untitled Saw movie” on its schedule for Oct. 27, 2017, and that could mean that Saw: Legacy is a working title that will be changed. That remains to be seen as there is still more than a full year until its release.
There are no true details yet for Saw: Legacy, but the ending of Saw 3D: The Final Chapter did leave things open for more as Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) had someone one-up him. That took the unexpected return of Dr. Gordon (Cary Elwes), but it was an incredible way to somewhat finish things.
That was back in 2010, though, and it’s not yet known if either are going to return for another movie in the franchise.
Obviously, things have not been fully finished and the seventh movie was not the true “Final Chapter.”
Some people may consider it to be overkill and that too many movies are the reasons that franchises like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street faded out and turned awful. The movies in the Saw franchise have been up and down with the final film doing better than the one before it. Now, an eighth film is coming to life for Halloween 2017 with Saw: Legacy, and the directors believe there is still some life left in this horror franchise.
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