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Saw Franchise to Continue with New Installment in 2023

Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures are set to go into production on the next installment of the billion-dollar Saw franchise, with the new film slated for release on October 27, 2023. Tobin Bell will reprise his signature role as John Kramer.

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. The film starts production in November 2022.

Saw Franchise to Continue with New Installment in 2023

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.

They added: “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.”

Regarding the return of Tobin Bell, Burg and Koules said: “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.”

The return of Bell to the franchise furthers Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures’ goal of a film that captures everything Saw fans love about the franchise.

The ninth installment of the franchise was Spiral: From the Book of Saw, which stars Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson. The movie opened in theaters in May of 2021 and grossed $40.6 million worldwide.


Spiral was officially described as follows: “A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw.

“Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past.

“Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.” The movie also stars Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols.

The film was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger. The producers include Mark Burg and Oren Koules.