After what I would consider a lackluster overall attempt at the last ‘Saw’ film with ‘Spiral’ it will be interesting to see where they take the next film.
‘Spiral’ felt like a cop procedural wrapped around a ‘Saw’ film. On the surface I liked the idea, but it came off feeling like an episode of ‘Law and Order’ with traps. Maybe it is the palette cleanser we needed to keep the series going.
Now we have new details of when we might expect the next installment of the fabled franchise. Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures just announced the release date will be October 27, 2023.
The companies also announced that the film will be directed by franchise stalwart Kevin Greutert, who directed the highly regarded ‘Saw VI’ and ‘Saw: The Final Chapter,’ and edited ‘Saw’ I through V and ‘Jigsaw.’
While Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures are keeping the plot and characters under wraps, fans can be assured that the new film will capture their hearts – and other body parts – with all-new twisted, ingenious traps and a new mystery to solve.
Commenting on the announcement, ‘Saw’ franchise producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules said:
“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. More details will be revealed soon.”