Saw 8 release date and directors confirmed

Saw: Legacy is definitely happening, and it’s coming next year

A couple of days ago we reported on the rumour that Daybreakers and Predestination directors Michael and Peter Spierig were attached to direct the next Saw movie. Now, Lionsgate has finally confirmed a lot of what was being circulated about the latest chapter in the saga.

Variety reports that a 27 October 2017 release date has been set for the untitled Saw sequel (so that Legacy subheading may not be set in stone), and that the Spierigs will indeed be behind the camera.

There are still no details about story or returning characters, but it’s great to get confirmation that this is actually happening, and that a pair of directors we really like will be involved. James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s presence as executive producers is also reassuring.

So while we wait for news on whether or not Tobin Bell will be returning to set the traps as Jigsaw (or Costas Mandylor as Agent Hoffman? Cary Elwes as Dr Lawrence Gordon? Is anyone else still alive? Or can we pretend that Saw: The Final Chapter never happened?), we’ll just enjoy the fact that “If it’s Halloween, it must be Saw” is going to be a thing again.

It’s obviously not news, but the Variety report reminded us that Lionsgate put out a Saw movie every Halloween between 2004 and 2010. It’s easy to forget that incredible rate of production, and how much we miss the guarantee of horror every October. We’re very, very excited about the prospect of that coming back. Now, if you’ll excuse us, it’s time to dig our Saw boxset out.

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