We don’t want to point fingers or say that anyone is copying anyone nowadays in the movie business and yadda yadda yadda (because of course, that NEVER happens, right?) but the new trend at the moment seems to be using simple, one-worded movie titles. And now, the Saw 8 movie is following the trend, too.
However, this wasn’t always going to be the case. When Saw 8 was announced, it was originally going to be called Saw: Legacy. Producers, however, seem to have had a change of heart, and have now simplified it to ‘Jigsaw.’
Of course, this new title change doesn’t leave us with any questions over the main character of the eighth installment in the horror franchise. If you’ve watched the previous Saw movies (which really, everyone should do at some point in their lives – especially if you’re going to watch this one!), you’ll know that Jigsaw is one of the most ruthless villains in the Saw universe. With his elaborate death traps and creepy looking mask, you don’t want to run into this guy in a dark alleyway.
SPOILER: Jigsaw (played by Tobin Bell) has been dead since the third Saw movie but has appeared in every Saw movie since in the form of flashbacks.
With the release of the new name, Lionsgate has also released their logline for Jigsaw:
One of the highest grossing horror franchises of all time is back, taking the Jigsaw killer’s signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level.
Although we don’t know much else about the new movie, we do know that the new cast will include the likes of Brittany Allen, Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Hannah Anderson, Matt Passmore and Callum Keith Rennie. It will be directed by director duo, Peter, and Michael Spierig and is expected to spook theaters on October 27.
That’s more than enough time to watch all of the movies in preparation.