Lionsgate's Saw franchise is set to unleash its 10th installment, Saw X, and fans are in for a treat as Shawnee Smith returns to reprise her iconic role as Amanda Young. The highly anticipated film delves into the earlier years of the series' mastermind, John Kramer (played by Tobin Bell), focusing on his relentless battle with terminal cancer and his quest for vengeance.
In the newly unveiled official trailer, viewers catch a glimpse of Tobin Bell's chilling return as John Kramer, but the biggest surprise comes with the reveal of Shawnee Smith's comeback as Amanda Young. The actress will once again don the infamous pig mask and robe, symbolizing her role as Kramer's apprentice and his trusted enforcer of his sadistic games.
Set between the events of the first two Saw movies, Saw X offers a glimpse into Amanda's early days as she survives being a victim herself before taking on her ominous mantle. The latest image of Amanda shows her standing confidently in a vast warehouse, likely the site of Kramer's latest gruesome challenges.
As the film's timeline unfolds, viewers will witness the twisted mentor-mentee relationship between Amanda and John Kramer take shape, providing new insights into the roots of the franchise's sinister legacy.
John Kramer's Vengeful Quest: Saw X's Grisly Retribution
The storyline of Saw X revolves around John Kramer's determination to defy his terminal illness.
In a desperate bid to find a cure, he travels to Mexico for a risky experimental procedure. However, hope turns to despair when the procedure proves to be a scam, exploiting vulnerable individuals like Kramer. Driven by his trademark sadistic justice, Kramer embarks on a vengeful spree, targeting those responsible for the deceit and delivering his gruesome brand of punishment.
Producer Oren Koules revealed that Saw X will explore the earlier days of the franchise and embrace its signature gore. For the first time, the film explicitly places the narrative within the series' timeline, focusing on the human side of John Kramer.
Fans can expect a deep dive into the psyche of the iconic Jigsaw killer, shedding light on his motivations and the evolution of his twisted philosophy. The trailer and promotional materials also tease new intense traps, promising the return of the heart-pounding, adrenaline-fueled suspense that the franchise is renowned for.
With Saw X, Lionsgate is poised to deliver another chilling chapter in the legacy of Jigsaw, blending horror, mystery, and moral dilemmas that have captivated audiences for years. Saw X is set to hit theaters on September 29, promising a nostalgic yet fresh experience for longtime fans and an entry point for newcomers to immerse themselves in the chilling world of Jigsaw's malevolence.
As Shawnee Smith's Amanda Young and Tobin Bell's John Kramer once again take center stage, the question remains: who will survive the deadly games this time? Brace yourselves for a thrilling and unforgettable journey into the depths of terror and human psychology.