Two of the franchise’s original stars will return for a “midquel” film set in between the first two films in the highly anticipated Saw X.
The Saw franchise, which James Wan and Leigh Whannell first conceptualised, is one of the most important horror franchises of the twenty-first century and is largely to blame for the 2000s explosion in popular torture-porn.
Although the first film had one of the best endings ever and was more of a psychological thriller, the series quickly turned into a carnival of horrific traps and blood.
They have their supporters, but over time, box office revenues have progressively declined.
Jigsaw and Amanda return for Saw X
Alongside Shawnee Smith, who played Amanda in the previous three Saw films, Tobin Bell returns as John Kramer, aka Jigsaw (she also appeared in archive footage in the other instalments).
Official story specifics are still being kept under wraps, but according to reliable leaker @ViewerAnon, Saw X is somewhat of a prequel. Deadline was the first to reveal the casting.
“Said this before but as I’ve seen more confusion with Deadline’s Shawnee Smith story: SAW X is a midquel fully set between the original SAW and SAW II. Tobin Bell is the lead and will have more screentime than in any other film in the series,” the account wrote.
“It’s early but I’ve heard from a few people SAW X is shaping up to be a surprisingly good sequel, neck and neck with the franchise’s best,” it also tweeted.
It will be directed by Kevin Greutert, who earlier directed Saw VI and Saw 3D, also known as Saw: The Final Chapter.
Saw X will be released on October 27, 2023.