Lionsgate is looking to play another gruesome game on the big screen with a new Saw movie, and now the first two cast members have joined the ranks of the eighth film in the franchise of bone-crunching snares, flesh-ripping traps, and malevolent mind games.

Variety reports that Laura Vandervoort and Hannah Anderson have joined the cast of Saw: Legacy.

Scheduled for an October 27th, 2017 release, Saw: Legacy is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. The story is based on the original Saw world created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, which kicked off with a 2003 short film that was soon followed by a feature version that made a big impact on the modern horror scene.

The franchise's producers Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules are all returning to back Saw: Legacy.

No story details are known at this time, so it's unclear if John Kramer (played by Tobin Bell), aka Jigsaw, will continue to kill from beyond the grave by ensnaring wrongdoers (with a little help from the living) in his macabre maze of deadly traps. We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed.

Vandervoort's horror roots go back to her first on-screen credits in the ’90s Goosebumps series, and she also played Elena Michaels in Bitten. Anderson, meanwhile, portrayed Bridget Sullivan in 2014's Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, and she recently played roles in the respective TV series Gangland Undercover and Shoot the Messenger.

Laura Vandervoort in Bitten:

Hannah Anderson in Reign (on the left):

Source: Variety
  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.