Somewhere, Jigsaw must be smiling. According to Variety, Laura Vandervoort (Ted) and Hannah Anderson (Lizzie Borden Took an Ax) have become the first two actors to sign on for Saw: Legacy (the Saw franchise’s eighth installment.) While no details regarding a plot or locations have yet been divulged, the upcoming sequel is scheduled to be directed by Peter and Michael Spierig, on a script co-written by original Saw director James Wan (Dead Silence, Insidious, The Conjuring.)
The previous seven Saw films have grossed more than $870 worldwide, against very moderate budgets. Lionsgate, the films’ production studio, are hoping the eighth movie in the series will continue this positive trend. The franchise is centered around an inanimate killer named “Jigsaw”, who instructs his victims to complete gory tasks in order to win back their freedom. In reality, the man behind Jigsaw is named John Kramer (Tobin Bell), a cancer patient who tries to hold villainous people accountable for not leading virtuous lives.
The additions of Vanderhoot and Anderson are the first of what will be many young actors to commit to Saw: Legacy. Throughout its run, the Saw films have featured such notable Hollywood heavyweights as Bell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Donnie Wahlberg, and Shawnee Smith in key roles.
Saw: Legacy is scheduled to open in theaters nationwide on October 27th, 2017, just in time for the Halloween festivities. The international release will take place in early 2018.
Stay tuned to HNN for more details as they become available!