Saw 8 Has Been Renamed. The latest movie in the hugely successful Saw series has a new title. The upcoming horror sequel was filmed under the the title Saw: Legacy, but it has now been retitled Jigsaw by Lionsgate. The studio has also revealed a new logo for the movie, which is the eighth in the franchise and arrives in October. Check it out below:
Jigsaw takes its title from the movies’ psychotic, trap-setting villain, played by Tobin Bell. Bell is set to return for the new film–his character technically died in the third movie, but filmmakers has found a way to include him in every subsequent entry.
The Saw series stands as one of the most profitable horror franchises ever made. The original movie was released in 2004, and made more than $103 million worldwide from a budget of just $1.3 million. In total, the series has grossed more than $870 million. The last movie to date was 2010’s Saw 3D.
Jigsaw hits theaters on October 27, 2017.