The trailer for Saw X shows Tobin Bell returning as John “Jigsaw” Kramer and he’s out for blood.
Kramer died at the end of Saw III. But the games continued with his apprentices picking up where he left off. The official synopsis for the new film says the events are set between Saw and Saw II, and this is jigsaw’s “most personal” game yet.
The preview begins with a doctor telling Kramer he has inoperable cancer.
“I’m afraid there’s nothing else we can do,” the doctor says, before offering a glimmer of hope by sharing that there’s a doctor in Mexico who might be able to help.
A sick and desperate John travels to a hospital outside Mexico City for an experimental procedure in hopes of a miracle cure. The doctor there tells him the program has had “stunning results.” A woman who claims to be a former patient says the program saved her life.
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But John later learns the program is a scam and his tumor was never removed. Cue the games!
The trailer shows the people involved in the scam chained up in a dungeon. “You all pretended to cure me, but what I have planned for each of you is very real,” Kramer warns.
Just before the video ends, he tells his victims: “This is not retribution, it’s a re-awakening.”
Saw X stars Tobin Bell, Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand, Michael Beach, Renata Vaca. Fan favorite Shawnee Smith returns as Amanda Young.
The movie is directed by Kevin Greutert, from a scsript written Peter Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg.
Saw, the first installment in the franchise, was released in 2004. The movies have all been low budget, but combined have grossed over $1 billion worldwide, according to The-Numbers.
The last film, Spiral, starring Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson opened in 2021 during the pandemic.
Saw X arrives in theaters in time for Halloween on Sept. 29.