- Saw XI, the 11th installment in the franchise, will be released on September 27th, 2024, pleasing horror fans everywhere.
- It is unknown whether the new movie will be a prequel or bring back Tobin Bell as Jigsaw, but Bell’s popularity suggests he may return.
- Saw X was highly successful, receiving positive reviews and becoming the highest-rated movie in the franchise on Rotten Tomatoes.
“The game continues. 9.27.24,” reads a new post from the official Saw Instagram account, revealing that an eleventh Saw movie is now in the works and will be released on the 27th September, 2024. The news is sure to come as music to the ears of Saw and horror fans everywhere, who cannot wait to once again hear the screams of the latest victims of Jigsaw cry like that of some terrifying orchestra. Check out the Saw 11 (or Saw XI) below:
The September release date means that the eleventh Saw movie will release around the same time next year as the tenth did this year, with Lionsgate no doubt looking at the recent success of Saw X and hoping to replicate it in 2024.
While Saw X was in fact largely a prequel story, taking place between the events of the first Saw and Saw II, it is currently unknown whether Saw XI will do the same and bring back Tobin Bell as the serial killer Jigsaw, or whether the next installment will forge a new path.
Considering Bell’s popularity and acclaimed performance as Kramer, it is likely that the franchise will look to bring him back somehow. Whether Saw XI be a prequel, sequel, reboot, requel, or anything in between.
Saw X Has Been a Hugely Successful Return for the Horror Franchise
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- Steven Brand , Tobin Bell , Synnøve Macody Lund , Michael Beach
Released by Lionsgate Films on September 29, Saw X brings John Kramer (Tobin Bell) back. The tenth installment in the Saw franchise explores the untold chapter of Jigsaw’s most personal game. Set between the events of Saw I and Saw II, Saw X follows a sick and desperate John who travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer – only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, John returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through a series of ingenious and terrifying traps.
Saw X was received incredibly well by both audiences and critics alike and is now the highest rated movie in the franchise on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes by quite some margin. Saw X stands at a ‘certified fresh’ 80% on the site, with the next movie in the rankings being the first outing, which sits at 50%. Of course, Rotten Tomatoes is not the be-all and end-all, but it certainly demonstrates how well-liked Saw X is among fans and critics.
Bell’s return and performance as John Kramer was widely praised, with the prequel/sequel grossing a worldwide total of $107.7 million.
Saw X producer Oren Koules previously offered some insights into the studio’s approach to the franchise, suggesting there will be more movies beyond Saw XI.
“We’re kind of superstitious. We tend not to get too far ahead of ourselves…For us, we do have ideas for the next one, we haven’t put pen to paper. But this is his story, we really wanted it to be John Kramer’s story and tell a John Kramer story. So, for the first 30 minutes of the movie, he’s John Kramer, you don’t have any hint of Jigsaw.”
Saw X is now available to buy on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.