By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The actor who originated the role of John Kramer is reprising the part in the latest, soon-to-roll installment.
Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures have announced that Tobin Bell, who sat out last year’s reboot SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW, is returning to portray the devious Jigsaw in the new SAW movie, which begins shooting later this month. Kevin Greutert, who began as the film series’ editor and directed SAW VI and SAW 3D (a.k.a. SAW: THE FINAL CHAPTER), is helming the new entry, which is set for release October 27, 2023. Plot details have yet to be unveiled, with the creators promising that this one will recapture the thrills that longtime fans have enjoyed while introducing all-new traps and a fresh mystery.
SAW franchise producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules previously stated, “We have been listening to what the fans have been asking for and are hard at work planning a movie that SAW aficionados and horror fans alike will love. And part of that is giving the reins to Kevin Greutert, director of SAW VI, which is still one of the fans’ favorites in the entire series.” They say of their returning star, “What a thrill to be reuniting with Tobin. His performance as John Kramer is part of the magic that made this franchise a phenomenon and his character is an active part of this film.” More details will be revealed soon.