Reports: Next ‘Saw’ Film Will Be A “John Kramer Story”

by Thomas Tuna

Like the old “saw” says: Everything old is new again.

Last month, Horror News Network reported that Saw franchise screenwriters were putting the finishing touches on the tenth entry in the classic horror series that may include John Kramer (aka Jigsaw). And now–according to a report on–it looks like an almost certainty that Kramer will be back. And maybe Tobin Bell as well.

Bell, according to a published report, “is being eyed to return as John Kramer/Jigsaw in the upcoming Saw film.” The report–from One Take News–goes on to call the next Saw “very much a John Kramer story. The idea is that the story is being told from Kramer’s point of view, as opposed to the trap victims.”

How is this possible, since Kramer seemingly died in the third film? Well, the report adds that the film is planned “to take place prior to Saw III.” At this time, no other characters reportedly are planned for the next movie, but since the script is not yet finalized, who knows?

This tenth Saw installment from Lionsgate reportedly will be produced by Oren Koules, Mark Burg and franchise creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell. Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger will handle the screenplay.

The most recent film in the franchise–SpiralFrom the Book of Saw–received mixed reviews when it hit theaters last year. The movie–directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson–follows police efforts to stop a Jigsaw copycat killer.

The original 2004 Saw–directed by Wan and written by Whannell–deals with the mystery of the Jigsaw Killer, who tested his victims’ will to live by subjecting them to deadly games where they must inflict pain on themselves to survive.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest updates on the tenth Saw film.


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