Throughout the years there has always been franchises in horror who dominate the the genre. For example, we have Freddy in A Nightmare on Elm Street, Chucky in Child's Play and Jason in Friday the 13th. Besides franchises like The Conjuring, the most dominating horror franchise has to be Saw. It's very interesting that James Wan had a part in creating both of them. The first film earned over $100 million worldwide on a budget of only $1.2 million, this spawned six sequels to this day.
The not so secret to making these films successful was to follow the path of the first Saw film, which was to keep the budget low. When Saw VI only made $70 million, it was OK because it only cost $11 million to make. The last film that the franchise released, Saw 3D, had really bad critical and fan reception. For the time many of us thought that was the end of the franchise, especially with the home video having the subtitle The Final Chapter.
In a surprising move last summer Lionsgate announced their eighth film of the franchise titled Saw: Legacy, which last month was changed to Jigsaw via a graphic with the title. With every studio making their San Diego Comic-Con schedules and panel announcements Arrow in the Head via Lionsgate was not left behind. Along with their SDCC plans, they have also released the official poster for Jigsaw, which will be in theaters in October. Check it out below.
Thanks to ScreenRant we have information on how Jigsaw will be represented at SDCC. On Friday July 21 from 1-2 PM, Jigsaw actor Tobin Bell will be signing autographs. Later on in that evening at 5-6 p.m., the directors for the film Peter and Michael Spierig will be part of a Reinventing Horror panel. Their presence may not be huge but they will definitely be at the show.
Despite his death in Saw III, Tobin Bell has been confirmed for Jigsaw. It is speculated that his appearances may only be in the form of flashbacks. The line in the poster "BECOME JIGSAW" hints at maybe someone else forced, or enticed, to become the killer? Hopefully at SDCC we will get more information. What do you think will be the plot of Jigsaw? Also, do think this is one film too many?
Jigsaw plays games once again on October 27, 2017.