Tobin Bell Teams With Darren Lynn Bousman On ‘Cello’

The Saw gang is getting together for another dose of horror.

Tobin Bell–famous for his role as John Kramer (Jigsaw) in the classic Saw franchise–and director Darren Lynn Bousman–who helmed four of those films–have just wrapped filming the new genre movie Cello, according to a report on Deadline.

Cello–described as an English- and Arabic-language horror film shot in Saudi Arabia–also stars Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune), Samer Ismail and Elham Ali.

The new movie–written by Turki Al Alshikh (based on his novel)–follows an aspiring cellist who learns that “the cost of his brand-new cello is a lot more insidious than he first thought,” according to the official synopsis.

Bousman said none of his adventures in filmmaking can compare to his experiences with Cello. “I was able to traverse the globe and work with an international cast and crew,” he said. “I am excited for the world to see this terrifying tale, and am humbled to have had a small part in its creation.”

The Saw franchise–created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell–consists of nine feature films that have grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The latest–SpiralFrom the Book of Saw–hit theaters this past May.

Bousman directed Saw IISaw IIISaw IV and Spiral, and Bell starred as Jigsaw in the first eight films in the series, as well as voicing the character in two video game adaptations.

With no release date yet set for Cello, keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this new horror entry.


Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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