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Jigsaw (out Oct. 27) is the eighth Saw film and picks up a decade after the original reign of terror overseen by Tobin Bell’s titular homicidal maniac. “Bodies are turning up, and they’re linked to Jigsaw — or a Jigsaw copycat,” says Peter Spierig (Daybreakers), who directed with his brother Michael. Bell’s character actually died in Saw III, and the actor is not listed in the official credits. Does he appear? Spierig dodges: “The DNA of Tobin Bell is all over this film,” he says. Well, that sounds — appropriately — disgusting.
Something the Spierigs are happy to confirm? Jigsaw features plenty of the deadly traps for which the franchise is famous. “We’ve got some pretty wild traps in the film — we don’t shy away from the gore,” says Michael Spierig. “It’s such a perfect Halloween scarefest. It’s perhaps not quite as vicious and more fun, which is something we tried to inject into it. But it’s still full of good fun gore, that’s for sure. And, on top of that, it’s got a really great mystery, and there’s very interesting twists. It’s Saw for 2017.”
Jigsaw stars Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Paul Braunstein, Brittany Allen, and Josiah Black. The film is written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger and is produced by Oren Koules, Mark Burg, and Greg Hoffman.
See an exclusive first look image of Vandervoort in Jigsaw below.