We learned just a couple months back that the upcoming Saw 10 will bring Tobin Bell back to the franchise as horror icon John “Jigsaw” Kramer, and Deadline reports today that Shawnee Smith is now also in talks to make her long-awaited return to the franchise!
Deadline reminds, “Introduced as one of Kramer’s victims in the original 2004 film, [Shawnee Smith’s] Amanda Young was later revealed to be an apprentice of the killer, known for forcing captives to play deadly games, before meeting her end in Saw III.”
It sounds like the plan for the untitled tenth installment in the franchise is to bring back all the major elements fans loved about the franchise, which could prove to be a smart move. As for how characters like Jigsaw and Amanda are able to come back, only time will tell.
Deadline also reports that Synnøve Macody Lund (Ragnarok), Steven Brand (The Sandman) and Michael Beach (Dahmer) will also star in the film, which is now in production.
From Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, the new film is slated for release on October 27, 2023.
Franchise stalwart Kevin Greutert, who directed the highly regarded Saw VI and Saw: The Final Chapter, and edited Saw I through V and Jigsaw, is directing the project.
Stay tuned for more on “Saw 10” as we learn it.