“Saw X emerges as the latest addition to the American horror film genre, under the expert direction and editing skills of Kevin Greutert. The screenplay for this spine-chilling installment is crafted by Peter Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. Positioned as the tenth chapter in the renowned Saw film series, this movie intriguingly acts as both a direct sequel to the original Saw (2004) and a prequel to Saw II (2005). The cast of this hair-raising thriller includes Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund, Michael Beach, Steven Brand, Isan Beomhyun Lee, and Renata Vaca.”
Saw x :Premise
After the events of Saw (2004), John Kramer embarks on a journey to Mexico upon hearing about a supposed “miracle” treatment for his terminal cancer. As he delves deeper into this quest, he uncovers the sinister truth that the entire endeavor is a deceitful plot preying on those in dire need. Discovering a renewed sense of purpose, the notorious serial killer and his accomplice seize the charlatans responsible and expose them to a chilling array of new traps.
Further information: List of Saw characters
- Tobin Bell as John Kramer / Jigsaw
- Shawnee Smith as Amanda Young
- Synnøve Macody Lund as Cecilia Pederson
- Steven Brand as Parker Sears
- Michael Beach as Henry Kessler
- Renata Vaca as Gabriela
- Paulette Hernandez as Valentina
- Octavio Hinojosa as Mateo
- Joshua Okamoto as Diego / Dr. Cortez
- Isan Beomhyun Lee as the custodian
Saw x film update
In April of 2021, news surfaced about the production of the tenth installment in the Saw film series, aptly named “Saw X.” Twisted Pictures, the production company, was confirmed to be spearheading this project. Notably, Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, the talented writers behind “Jigsaw” and “Spiral,” both revealed that the screenplay had been finalized by December 2021. Moving ahead to August 2022, Bloody Disgusting broke the story that Kevin Greutert, known for his editing work on previous Saw films and directing “Saw VI” (2009) and “Saw 3D” (2010), would helm this upcoming installment.
In October of 2022, it was officially announced that Tobin Bell would be returning to portray the character John Kramer, also known as Jigsaw. Director Greutert revealed to Empire magazine that Bell’s presence in the film would surpass his previous appearances in the series. As the year drew to a close in December 2022, Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand, and Michael Beach were confirmed to join the cast. Additionally, Shawnee Smith made her return to the role of Amanda Young. The cast further expanded with the inclusion of Renata Vaca, Paulette Hernandez, Joshua Okamoto, and Octavio Hinojosa.
Filming for the project occurred on location in Mexico City, spanning from late October 2022 through February 2023. The intricate trap designs necessitated a unique filming schedule, which was divided into two segments: three weeks in November and an additional three weeks in January. Director Greutert explained to SFX, “We had to create numerous prosthetics and machines, and during the Christmas period, we dedicated our time to perfecting these elements.”
During the Midsummer Scream 2023 convention, cinematographer Nick Matthews expressed their desire to pay homage to the earlier Saw films. He elaborated, saying, “Kevin and I felt it was crucial to honor the aesthetics of the early films. We cherish their 1:85 aspect ratio, their textured and gritty visuals, the bold yellow color palettes, and our goal was to immerse the audience in this graphic, gritty world with pervasive darkness.” Most of the gruesome effects were achieved practically, with CGI only employed for minor touch-ups.
Saw x release date
Lionsgate Films has scheduled the theatrical release of “Saw X” in the United States for September 29, 2023. Initially, the film’s release date was planned for October 27, 2023, but Lionsgate made a surprise announcement during San Diego Comic-Con, moving it up to the current release date.