Are you ready for a new game? Lionsgate has just unveiled a fresh image from the eagerly awaited next instalment of the Saw series, Saw X. Coupled with the image, a September release date, announced exclusively via Deadline, was also revealed. The movie will now hit theaters on September 29 instead of the initial October 27 date.
There were fears that the release might be deferred to 2024 due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. Nevertheless, it appears that this won’t hamper the movie’s production. The upcoming film will explore an unseen chapter in the life of John Kramer, portrayed by Tobin Bell. Kramer is the philosophical murderer, Jigsaw, renowned for designing intricate torture devices and gruelling riddles his victims must solve to survive. These riddles often target ongoing personal issues in the lives of his victims. The forthcoming film will unravel the tale of Jigsaw’s final ‘game’.
Jigsaw’s Last Challenge
The Saw saga began 19 years ago, in 2004. Created on a meagre $1.2 million budget, this film was the catalyst for the surge of 2000s torture horror films that took over the decade. A series of sequels sprung from the original movie, each contributing to the lore of Jigsaw. The creators, James Wan and Leigh Whannell, have made their mark in the horror film genre.
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The newly revealed image showcases Bell reprising his role as Jigsaw. It is a close-up of Jigsaw under a deep blue light, looking upwards and beyond the viewer. His face appears gaunt and hollow, with a chillingly calm expression. This image indicates an in-depth exploration of this enigmatic and deep-thinking serial killer. It raises questions about the hidden secrets Jigsaw harbours, and what might be disclosed in the new film. Saw X will undeniably enrich the intricate backstory of the terminally ill patient turned self-help guru we’ve grown to appreciate.
Saw X, helmed by Kevin Greutert, is based on a screenplay penned by Peter Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. It’s produced by Mark Burg and Oren Koules. This latest addition to the billion-dollar horror film franchise is a welcome update, especially with its new September release date. After all, what would Halloween be without a Saw release?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Saw X
When is the new Saw X movie going to be released?
The new Saw X movie is slated to be released on September 29.
Who plays the character of Jigsaw in Saw X?
Tobin Bell reprises his role as the character of Jigsaw in Saw X.
What does the newly released image for Saw X depict?
The new image for Saw X is a close-up of Tobin Bell’s character, Jigsaw, bathed in deep blue light, looking up and past the viewers with an eerie, hollow expression.
What is Saw X’s connection to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike?
There were concerns that Saw X’s release might have been delayed to 2024 due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. However, it appears that it won’t affect the production or the new September release date.
Who is responsible for directing and producing Saw X?
Saw X is directed by Kevin Greutert and is produced by Mark Burg and Oren Koules.
What’s the narrative focus of Saw X?
Saw X will delve into an untold chapter of Jigsaw’s life, depicting his final ‘game’.