Saw 10 officially announced

Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures are bringing Saw back to the big screen!

The 10th installment of the Saw horror franchise which is currently untitled is set to be released in 2023.

Tobin Bell, who played John Kramer / Jigsaw in the franchise, did not return for Spiral the 9th film in the franchise. It is unknown at this time if Bell will be involved in this instalment.

Kevin Greutert will be directing the upcoming film. Greutert previously edited the Saw series for the first five films, as well as the eighth, Jigsaw. He also directed Saw VI and Saw 3D.

Franchise producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules told Bloody Disgusting:

“We have been listening to what the fans have been asking for and are hard at work planning a movie that Saw aficionados and horror fans alike will love. And part of that is giving the reins to Kevin Greutert, director of Saw VI, which is still one of the fans’ favorites in the entire series”.

In April 2021, a sequel film, titled Saw X, was confirmed to be in development with Twisted Pictures.

However, Darren Lynn Bousman stated that it was a premature announcement that surprised him and the film’s producers. He said, “Just because we made Spiral doesn’t mean Saw ceases to exist. Just because Spiral is here, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a Saw IX. This is not the ninth film in the Saw franchise. There easily could be a Saw IX that follows Jigsaw. I think they’re waiting to see how [Spiral] goes and how audiences respond to determine what happens next.”

Josh Stolberg confirmed the script was finished in December of that same year.

The first eight films primarily revolve around the fictional serial killer John “Jigsaw” Kramer, while the ninth movie revolves around a copycat killer while still keeping continuity with the previous films. John Kramer was introduced briefly in Saw and developed in more detail in Saw II and the subsequent films. Rather than killing his victims outright, he traps them in situations that he calls “tests” or “games” to test their will to live through physical or psychological torture, believing that if they survive, they will be “rehabilitated”.

Despite the fact that Kramer was killed in Saw III, the films continued to focus on his posthumous influence, particularly by his apprentices, and explore his character via flashbacks.

The franchise has grossed more than $1 billion from box office and retail sales.

Get your copy of Saw: Legacy Collection on Amazon now.

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