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First Trailer for Saw Sequel Jigsaw Shows the Return of Terrifying Traps

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Riddled with traps and ripe with dark humor, the first trailer for Jigsaw has arrived, giving fans an in-depth look into the eighth Saw film.

Scheduled for an October 27th, 2017 release, Jigsaw is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger (who previously worked on the screenplays for Piranha 3D and Sorority Row). The franchise's producers Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules all returned for Jigsaw.

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

"One of the highest grossing horror franchises of all time is back, taking the Jigsaw killer’s signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level."

If you're at Comic-Con, Tobin Bell will be taking part in an autograph signing and the Spierig brothers will be part of
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Comic-Con 2017: Jigsaw Poster Revealed, Details Announced for Panel & Tobin Bell Autograph Signing

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Before you play another deadly game this fall in the next Saw movie, Lionsgate is bringing Jigsaw to San Diego Comic-Con this summer, with directors Peter and Michael Spierig taking part in the Reinventing Horror panel and Jigsaw himself, Tobin Bell, signing autographs for fans.

You can check out the official Comic-Con Jigsaw details below, as well as the official teaser poster, which was initially unveiled by Arrow in the Head.

From the official Saw Facebook page: "Become #Jigsaw… In theaters October 27, 2017.

Friday, July 21 at San Diego Comic-Con International:

1-2pm Pt: Tobin Bell autograph signing, Sails Pavilion

5-6pm Pt: Peter and Michael Spierig (directors of Jigsaw) will participate in the Reinventing Horror panel (hosted by Ain't It Cool News) in Room 23Abc"

Scheduled for an October 27th, 2017 release, Jigsaw is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger
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Eighth ‘Saw’ Movie Gets a New Name

Eighth ‘Saw’ Movie Gets a New Name
Lionsgate has swapped the title of its eighth “Saw” film from “Saw: Legacy” to “Jigsaw.”

The horror franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the “Jigsaw Killer” or “Jigsaw,” who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. “Jigsaw” will open four days before Halloween on Oct. 27 in the U.S., followed by international launches in early 2018.

The movie was shot in November and is in post-production. Variety reported in January that Laura Vandervoort and Hannah Anderson had been announced as the first actors. Tobin Bell has played Jigsaw in the previous films

The film — the first “Saw” title in seven years — is directed by the sibling team of Peter and Michael Spierig from a script by Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg, James Wan, and Leigh Whannell. Producers are Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules, the trio that has produced all eight films.

Lionsgate has long specialized in genre fare such as the “Saw” franchise, produced by Twisted Pictures. The original “Saw” cost $1.2 million in 2004 and was Wan’s feature film directorial debut from a screenplay by Whannell. Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, and Whannell starred.

The first seven “Saw” films grossed more than $870 million worldwide combined. The Spierig brothers’ credits include 2003’s “Undead” and 2009’s “Daybreakers.”

The announcement about the name change came on Wednesday through the horror series’ official Twitter account.

#Jigsaw – In theaters October 27, 2017. pic.twitter.com/2gb0sq3yte

Saw (@SawMovie) June 21, 2017

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Jigsaw Revealed as Official Title for New Saw Movie

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John Kramer's influence is far reaching and his desire to play deadly games seemingly never ceases, so it's fitting, then, that Lionsgate has officially revealed the title of the next Saw film to be Jigsaw.

Scheduled for an October 27th, 2017 release, Jigsaw is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger (who previously worked on the screenplays for Piranha 3D and Sorority Row). The franchise's producers Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules are all returning for Jigsaw.

A sequel of sorts that's unsurprisingly rated R, Jigsaw is set in the cinematic world created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, which kicked off with the 2003 short film Saw, followed by a feature film version of the same name that made a big impact on the modern horror scene and was continued in six sequels.

The cast of Jigsaw includes Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Hannah Anderson, and Brittany Allen, with Tobin Bell potentially returning to reprise his role as John Kramer, aka Jigsaw.

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, let us know what you hope to see in Jigsaw, and check out the teaser image shared on the official Saw Facebook page below:

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Saw 8 Actor Teases Billy's Return and a Roller Coaster Trap?

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Saw 8 Actor Teases Billy's Return and a Roller Coaster Trap?
It was revealed just a few weeks ago that Tobin Bell is returning to reprise his iconic role as John Kramer in Saw Legacy. The Jigsaw actor has now shared the first look at Billy along with teasing what could be one of the greatest Saw traps ever committed to the screen. Yes, it looks like Jigsaw will be using a rollercoaster to torment his victims in this latest Saw sequel. The actor had this to say on Twitter.

"Next time you're on a roller coaster...look up. #SawLegacy"

There is little else revealed about the photo. Billy is Jigsaw's cruel puppet that he uses to antagonize those he needs to teach a lesson to. And it appears Billy won't be sanctioned off in a basement somewhere. The image below hints at a brighter, sunnier Saw movie. Or perhaps Tobin Bell was just out, enjoying the day at Six Flags,
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Jigsaw Will Return in Saw: Legacy

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Jigsaw Will Return in Saw: Legacy
Jigsaw is back, baby! Yes, it has been confirmed that Tobin Bell will reprise his role as the infamous serial killer with a game to play in this year's Halloween release Saw Legacy. But don't expect him to dominate the movie, as the actor is only expected to be back in a limited capacity.

When it first arrived over 14 years ago, Saw was considered a groundbreaking film in the horror genre. And it spawned 6 sequels, bringing the saga to an end in 2010. For seven years, it was a Halloween tradition. That tradition returns this October 27 with an all-new installment of the iconic series. But what is this next chapter about? And is it a sequel or a reboot?

Bloody Disgusting has the answer with exclusive new plot details and the confirmation that Tobin Bell will be crawling out of that proverbial grave at least one more time to torture a few well-deserving individuals.
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New Cast Member Revealed for Saw: Legacy

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Another actor has been revealed to be a part of the deadly games of Saw: Legacy.

Deadline reports that the Saw: Legacy cast includes Mandela Van Peebles (2016’s Roots, We the Party), who is part of a cast that also includes the recently announced Laura Vandervoort (Bitten) and Hannah Anderson (Lizzie Borden Took an Ax). Mandela is the son of actor and filmmaker Mario Van Peebles.

Variety previously reported that Saw: Legacy was filmed in November and is currently in post-production. Scheduled for an October 27th, 2017 release, Saw: Legacy was directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger.

Saw: Legacy is based on the original Saw world created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, which kicked off with a 2003 short film followed by a feature version that made a big impact on the modern horror scene.

The franchise’s producers Mark Burg,
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Saw: Legacy Casts Laura Vandervoort & Hannah Anderson

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Lionsgate is looking to play another gruesome game on the big screen with a new Saw movie, and now the first two cast members have joined the ranks of the eighth film in the franchise of bone-crunching snares, flesh-ripping traps, and malevolent mind games.

Variety reports that Laura Vandervoort and Hannah Anderson have joined the cast of Saw: Legacy.

Scheduled for an October 27th, 2017 release, Saw: Legacy is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. The story is based on the original Saw world created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, which kicked off with a 2003 short film that was soon followed by a feature version that made a big impact on the modern horror scene.

The franchise’s producers Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules are all returning to back Saw: Legacy.

No story details are known at this time,
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Lionsgate Sets 2017 Release Date for New Saw Film

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Lionsgate wants to play another game and has set a 2017 release date for the eighth film in the blood-drenched Saw franchise.

Deadline reports that Lionsgate has slated a new Saw movie for an October 27th, 2017 release.

Previously referred to as Saw: Legacy (although that hasn’t been revealed as the official title), the latest entry in a franchise filled with fatal traps and karma lessons from Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, who previously collaborated on the screenplays for Piranha 3D and Sorority Row.

As reported by Bloody Disgusting, Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) are potentially directing the new Saw movie, although we haven’t heard official confirmation by Lionsgate. Filming is expected to begin this fall.

The eighth Saw film will be produced by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the creators of the short and feature film that kicked off the franchise over ten years ago.
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The Spierigs To Helm An Eighth "Saw"?

The other week a production listing indicated Lionsgate was officially set to relaunch its "Saw" franchise with an eighth film currently titled "Legacy". That project would be shot in Toronto staring mid-September and running through to late October.

Now, that listing on the Ontario Media Development Corp. site has been updated and indicates that German-born, Australian-raised twin brother filmmakers Peter and Michael Spierig ("Daybreakers," "Undead") have come onboard to direct the project - an excellent choice for the franchise as the pair are coming off their highly acclaimed time travel drama "Predestination".

Series producers Mark Burg and Owen Kholes will return to produce the new film which boasts a script by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. James Wan and Leigh Whannell, who originated the series, will executive produce. No release date is currently set for the sequel.

Source: Omdc
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Undead rewatched: aliens and zombies collide in a gung-ho low-budget classic

The Spierig brothers’ self-financed debut film was filled with severed limbs, cut-price but surprisingly sophisticated special effects and lashings of humour

Many prominent film-makers have cut their teeth making low–budget horror movies. Undoubtedly, the ability to create elaborate visual environments using scant resources is appealing to producers and financiers. Big hitters including Peter Jackson, Sam Raimi and James Cameron kicked off their careers with splatstick flicks – involving aliens, demons and killer fish respectively – as did the German-born Australian film-makers Michael and Peter Spierig.

The Spierig brothers’ 2003 debut Undead was a hands-on affair; they shared duties in writing, directing, producing, editing and visual effects. Their self-financed budget totalled about $1m: an astonishingly small amount given the visually high-end result, on a par with the sophistication of many more expensive movies that come out of the Hollywood studio system.

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'Predestination' directors on Ethan Hawke and their gender-bending time travel trip

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'Predestination' directors on Ethan Hawke and their gender-bending time travel trip
Ethan Hawke had a pretty great experience at SXSW this year. It marked the hometown premiere of Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," and he was also there with a new film from Michael and Peter Spierig. He starred in their last film, "Daybreakers," back in 2009, and having him onboard for "Predestination" was what allowed them to get it made. The Spierigs fascinate me. Their first film, "Undead," was stylish and lovely, but I thought it was also dramatically inert, miscast in a critical role. Hollywood's been flirting with them since the moment they made that film, and "Daybreakers" looked like a big step forward, with recognizable movie stars like Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill. It didn't connect, though, and now five years later, they're back with a much smaller film, although no less ambitious than anything they've done so far. When I sat down with them at SXSW, there was
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Filmmakers Michael & Peter Spierig Discuss the Tragedy of Predestination, Time Travel, and Their Upcoming Haunted House Feature Winchester

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A man walks into a bar. Such a standard setup but in author Robert E. Heinlein’s six-page story All You Zombies, it leads to a satirical denouement on the impracticality of time travel and the horrors of pre-determinism. The brilliance of the Spierig Brothers film-adaptation Predestination lies in its ability to turn a six-page joke into a modern-day (or past-day) tragedy. The setup is still the same. A man walks into a bar – where neither the man (rising-star Sarah Snook) nor the bartender (Ethan Hawke) is whom they initially appear to be. It’s a film predicated on twists and a late third-act reveal that may be better off knowing going in. One can get lost attempting to outsmart the film instead of paying attention to the nuances therein. This is a long preamble to say that there are spoilers in the following interview with filmmakers Michael & Peter Spierig (Undead,
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It’s Your Fate to See the Official Predestination Trailer

Earlier this week the official poster for the Spierig brothers’ Predestination checked in, and now, to ensure God’s will is done this weekend, the film’s trailer has arrived! Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Undead, Daybreakers), Predestination stars Ethan Hawke,… Continue Reading →

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Mayhem 2014: ‘Predestination’ Review

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Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor, Sarah Snook, Elise Jansen, Christopher Kirby, Madeleine West, Cate Wolfe, Jim Knobeloch, Freya Stafford, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Rob Jenkins, Christopher Stollery | Written by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Directed by The Spierig Brothers

Back in 2003, the Spierig Brothers directed a low budget farmhouse zombie horror called Undead. It was an entertaining and imaginative debut, and everyone looked forward to their next offering. It turned out we had to wait a while. In 2009, they released Daybreakers. Another imaginative genre offering, with an entertaining cast and some neat ideas. What would their next movie be?

After another long wait, we arrive in 2014 with Predestination.

Shown as the opening film for day four of the festival, Predestination is a difficult film to talk about without totally ruining it. So I’ll give you this much: after a tense opening sequence which introduces us to the film’s antagonist the
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Busan Film Review: ‘Wyrmwood’

Busan Film Review: ‘Wyrmwood’
The idea that a human could become a kind of “zombie whisperer” is one of the bright new touches that “Wyrmwood” brings to the familiar scenario of survivors attempting to stay alive during an apocalyptic rampage by the undead. Armed with “Mad Max”-like design elements and a good sense of humor, this energetically executed bloodbath marks a promising feature bow for Australian brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner. Destined for a long ride on the genre fest circuit and sure to make a big impression in the homevid and on-demand arenas, “Wyrmwood” also has the chops to score theatrically in Oz with the right kind of marketing. Domestic release details are yet to be announced.

The latest in a growing list of Aussie siblings to emerge with nifty little horror-movie debuts (following Michael and Peter Spierig with “Undead” in 2003, and Colin and Cameron Cairnes with “100 Bloody Acres” in 2012), the Roache-Turners
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The Spierig Brothers Set to Rewrite and Direct Hammer Films' Winchester

It's hard to believe it was way back in April 2012 when we first got word that Hammer would be filming a new movie onsite in the Winchester Mystery House, but the project is now back on track with a new writing/directing team we're all quite familiar with.

From the Press Release:

Filmmaking brothers Michael and Peter Spierig have been tapped to rewrite and direct Hammer Films’ Winchester, a supernatural thriller based on the world famous Winchester Mystery House in San Jose.

The filmmakers are rewriting a script originally penned by Tom Vaughan that tells the story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester firearms fortune. Hammer is eyeing an early 2015 start date.

After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, Sarah Winchester came to believe she was cursed by the rifle's victims and the lethal legacy of the "gun that won the West." At the instruction of a spiritualist medium,
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Spierig Brothers to Take on Hammer Films’ Winchester

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*Updated* They first came onto the genre scene with 2003′s sci-fi/horror mash-up Undead and then looked ahead to a vampire-ridden future in 2009′s Daybreakers. Now the Spierig brothers are stepping into a real-life massive haunted house as they have been tapped to rewrite the screenplay for Hammer Films’ Winchester, and the brothers also have their sights set on directing the film.

“Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 2014 — Filmmaking brothers Michael and Peter Spierig have been tapped to rewrite and direct Hammer Films’ Winchester, a supernatural thriller based on the world famous Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. The filmmakers are rewriting a script originally penned by Tom Vaughan that tells the story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester firearms fortune. Hammer is eyeing an early 2015 start date.

After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, Sarah Winchester came to believe she was cursed by the rifle’s victims and
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Spierig Brothers to Write and Direct Hammer's Winchester

Back in 2012, it was first revealed that Hammer was developing a film based on the Winchester Mystery House, widely considered the .world.s most haunted house.. Now, Hammer has announced that filmmaking brothers Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers, Undead) have been tapped to rewrite and direct Winchester. The filmmakers are rewriting a script originally penned by Tom Vaughan that tells the story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester firearms fortune. The company is eyeing an early 2015 start date.
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Spierig Brothers to Write and Direct Hammer’s Winchester

Back in 2012, it was first revealed that Hammer was developing a film based on the Winchester Mystery House, widely considered the “world’s most haunted house.” Now, Hammer has announced that filmmaking brothers Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers, Undead) have been tapped to rewrite and direct Winchester. The filmmakers are rewriting a script originally penned by Tom Vaughan

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