This is especially noteworthy as the latest entry in the series, Spiral, hasn’t even been released yet.
This suggests that the studio is confident not only in the movie they have coming but that they can keep this train on the tracks beyond the ninth entry.
News of Saw 10 first surfaced in a recent production listing. It has since been corroborated by several reports. Twisted Pictures is listed, as is Atomic Monster, the production company founded by James Wan.
The original Saw was directed by Wan, so having his company involved makes sense. Especially since Wan has been credited as a producer on all of the movies thus far. As has co-creator James Whannell, who wrote the original, which was released in 2004.
Lionsgate has distributed all of the previous entries in the series. It stands to reason they would be involved as well. Details are currently scarce. Given that Spiral is looking to revitalize the series and take things in a different direction, it’s hard to say where things could go in the proposed Saw 10.
We know that Tobin Bell’s John Kramer, aka Jigsaw, is dead within the canon of the franchise. While he did manage to make an unexpected return in 2017’s Jigsaw, it remains to be seen if Bell will have a presence in Spiral.
Again, that makes it tough to speculate in regards to how Jigsaw could factor into the next sequel.
The movie centers on Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) who take charge of an investigation into murders that are reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Zeke becomes unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery and winds up at the center of the killer’s morbid game. Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger penned the screenplay.
Originally scheduled to be released last spring, Spiral: From The Book Of Saw was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and will now be released May 14th, 2021 in theaters.