LionsGate has officially revealed the title and provided us with a title treatment for the latest installment in the Saw franchise. A release date has also been revealed at long last. The film will be known as Jigsaw. Saw: Legacy was merely a working title. And it will hit theatres October 27, 2017.
Laura Vandervoort (Bitten) and Hannah Anderson (Lizzie Borden Took an Axe) will both be toplining the latest installment in the series.
As we reported before, frequent LionsGate collaborators The Spierig Brothers were at the helm of the upcoming film. The pair previously directed Daybreakers for the studio.
Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger (the writers of Sorority Row and Piranha 3D) penned the screenplay for the latest installment in the series.
The picture is reportedly being executive produced by series creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell.
Saw marks the horror film debut of powerhouse director James Wan (The Conjuring) and the first feature film collaboration between Wan and Saw co-writer Leigh Whannell.
Saw follows the plight of two men that wake up trapped in an unfamiliar room, restrained by chains – a dead body lies between them. The pair are given a series of specific instructions by which they must abide and tasks they must complete if they are to make it out with their lives intact. Their will to live and resolve will be tested and their survival will ultimately depend on how much they are willing to sacrifice.