Jigsaw will be “not quite as vicious and more fun” but still gory

The directors of Jigsaw tease a “Saw for 2017” and “a perfect Halloween scarefest”

We’re just a few months away from the release of the Spierig brothers’ Jigsaw, the first film in the Saw franchise since 2010’s The Final Chapter, and a few details are starting to emerge, as well as the first picture, featuring Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, Bitten) having a terrible time.

Speaking to EW, directors Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers) gave some hints about what we can expect from the film’s tone, as well as whether or not we can actually expect to see Tobin Bell’s trap-loving maniac Jigsaw in the film.

Peter Spierig said that “Bodies are turning up, and they’re linked to Jigsaw — or a Jigsaw copycat,” but he wouldn’t answer the direct question about Bell’s role in the movie. “The DNA of Tobin Bell is all over this film.” Is this like when he donated blood to be used on posters for Saw III?

Speaking of blood, the Spierigs are keen to stress that there will definitely be blood and guts in Jigsaw, but that it will offer a slightly different tone. Michael Spierig said that “We’ve got some pretty wild traps in the film — we don’t shy away from the gore. It’s such a perfect Halloween scarefest. 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’s very interesting twists. It’s Saw for 2017.”

Jigsaw stars Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Paul Braunstein, Brittany Allen, and Josiah Black.

The synopsis as given by Bloody Disgusting is as follows:

Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade. Or has an apprentice picked up the mantle of Jigsaw, perhaps even someone inside the investigation?

Jigsaw is set for release on 20 October in the UK and 27 October in the US. Keep up with the latest horror news with the new issue of SciFiNow.