The New “Saw” To Be Less Vicious, More Fun

Lionsgate has released a new photo from “Jigsaw,” the upcoming eighth film in the “Saw” horror franchise, while directors Michael and Peter Spierig have offered some new quotes about the film to EW.

The premise of the film has bodies turning up that are linked to either the long dead Jigsaw or a Jigsaw copycat. Peter Spierig says: “The DNA of Tobin Bell is all over this film” while Michael Spierig adds that the tone is more fun than previous films in the series:

“We’ve got some pretty wild traps in the film — we don’t shy away from the gore. It’s such a perfect Halloween scare fest. 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 are very interesting twists. It’s ‘Saw’ for 2017.”

Bell, Laura Vandervoort and Hannah Anderson are the only confirmed cast members at this point, the film has been kept mostly under wraps since it was shot last Fall.

The new “Saw” is slated to hit cinemas on October 27th.