Again, its the same old story. An iconic horror franchise draws to a close, only to be rebooted, remade or come back around to commemorate an anniversary or a significant production milestone. In this case, Saw X, as the title confirms, will be film ten and surprise, surprise, might not be the last. The mainstay director behind this latest offering, Kevin Greutert, has teased “surprises” and suggested we might see more Saw films in the years to come.
Following a wave of light reboots and spin-offs from the original franchise that ended in 2010, Saw X will be Greutert’s third directorial following Saw VI and Saw: The Final Chapter. After speaking to SFX Magazine (from a story by GamesRadar), Greutert said there was “no obvious new direction to go after this film.”
The director indicated that “there probably will be more Saw movies” if Saw X is a box office success. Saw X will focus on “what’s in the past” while keeping a tight lid on the previously mentioned “surprises” that audiences can anticipate. Greutert deemed Saw X as “the most standalone Saw film since the first one.”
“It’s not about knowing or remembering anything about the previous films. It’s a richer experience if you know about Saw because otherwise you won’t necessarily know who Amanda is when she appears, but it’s very clear from the beginning what’s happening,” he continued.
Reprising his role as John Kramer, otherwise known as the Jigsaw Killer, Tobin Bell’s villain is out for revenge against a team of crooked surgeons who scam dying patients with the promise of life-curing treatments for money.
Saw X further stars Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand, Renata Vaca, and Michael Beach. The film debuts in cinemas on September 29, 2023.