Jigsaw Will Return in 'Saw VIII'!

No filmmakers are currently attached to the sequel, and Lionsgate is in no rush. The last entry in the franchise, 'Saw 3D', debuted in 2010.
Saw 8 is in active development at Lionsgate
Saw 8 is in active development at Lionsgate
Lionsgate is aiming to bring Jigsaw back from the grave for yet another deadly game, with the studio actively developing Saw VIII. The last entry in the franchise, Saw 3D, hit theaters in October 2010.

The studio is currently seeking a new direction for the horror soap opera, which essentially paved the way for micro-budget thrillers such as Paranormal Activity and The Purge. There was speculation that Lionsgate wanted to reboot the entire concept, although insiders claim the studio wants to simply continue Jigsaw's story with yet another true sequel.

Lionsgate is reportedly in no rush to bring Jigsaw back to theaters, taking its time in seeking a new direction for the profitable horror series. It isn't known if they plan to make this next project in 3D or not.

No filmmakers or actors are currently attached to Saw VIII. The original Saw, directed by James Wan from a script he co-wrote with Leigh Whannell, earned an impressive $103 million worldwide from just a $1.2 million budget in 2004. The film spawned Saw II ($147.7 million worldwide), Saw III ($164.8 million worldwide), Saw IV ($139.3 million worldwide), Saw V ($113.8 million worldwide), Saw VI ($68.2 million worldwide) and Saw 3D ($136.1 million worldwide).

Saw VIII comes to theaters in 2017 and stars Tobin Bell.



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Comments (16)

  1. Lauren M. Doucette

    Sometimes wishes DO come true! It'll wash the taste of SAW 3D out of my brain. I love this series and haven't even poisoned my HOME with the SAW 3D dvd.

    10 months agoby @Lauren-M-DoucetteFlag

  2. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Saw was great, the rest, not on my radar but i would like to watch them see what all the money is about but be a nice idea for Leigh Whannell to write up a new-un! Or even helm it and make it more of a Jigsaw film.

    10 months agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  3. CoreyB

    This series sucked...imo people just liked the twist at the end of the first...sucked. People can like it tho i dont knock em...but seriously horrible

    10 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  4. Stefanos

    OMG hahahhaha...I can't take one more! :P

    10 months agoby @stefanosFlag

  5. The_Crow2k

    Dear God.

    10 months agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  6. Writer220

    never seen it

    10 months agoby @writer220Flag

  7. Mka47

    GOD DAMMIT!!!!

    10 months agoby @mka47Flag

  8. Dragon1991

    Tobin Bell will probably be dead before the release.

    10 months agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  9. Dfella504

    y so long........hell he'll four yrs older

    10 months agoby @dfellaFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    Whoopie!! Could careless!

    10 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. Josh

    Jesus Christ.

    10 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  12. Cheetoboy

    Great News, in my opinion the best horror movie franchise ever made. I don't give a damn what the critics say, the Saw series has delivered in both suspence and great gore.

    10 months agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  13. TheDude1

    I love the franchise and would love to see it come back but this news is nothing new. We knew years ago Lionsgate wanted Saw 8 but would take their time with it. This again confirms that.

    10 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  14. emf3rd

    As a huge fan of this series I'm very happy to hear this! I hope it is better than the last one... I loved all the original six, and the last one felt so disappointing! With a fresh direction as a direct sequel with Tobin back, this is fantastic news!

    10 months agoby @emf3rdFlag

  15. AgentBlue

    WHOA AWESOME NEWS!!!!!!!!! I was just thinking about that the other day like what if they made another one. Cool news.

    10 months agoby @agentblueFlag

  16. David

    The original really had the essence of what the entire rest of the series had. That, "I never saw this coming" concept is the sequels forgot about, focusing on the gruesome aspect of it all. Go back to the Mystery and not the gore and I'm sure this film will be just what the series needed to get on track.

    10 months agoby @davidmFlag