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Five Things You Didn’t Know about The Spierig Brothers

There aren’t many identical twins in the directing and producing game. So, one of the first sets to come to mind is identical twins Peter and Michael Spierig – who make up The Spierig Brothers production company. These German-born twins moved to Australia at the age of four and were quickly captivated by the idea of directing and producing their own films. Their film debut came in 2003 and was called Undead. They are also known for Daybreakers, Predestination, and Jigsaw, among other films. The two write, direct, and produce their films side-by-side. Plus, they are always involved with the

Five Things You Didn’t Know about The Spierig Brothers
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Jigsaw Secretly Sets Up Saw 9 and Future Sequels

After seven years, Lionsgate finally brought back the Saw franchise with Jigsaw last fall, and it seems there are already plans for for Saw 9. While promoting the home video release of Jigsaw, directors Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig revealed that certain aspects in Jigsaw actually set the foundation for Saw 9 and the future of the franchise. Here's what Peter Spierig had to say when asked about how this movie sets up Saw 9.

"There's a lot of things that go on in Jigsaw that we talked about where they could go in further movies, and so there's things with the characters and ideas that have the foundations of other things that could potentially come in the next couple of movies. You want to make the movie itself a complete experience for the audience, a satisfying experience in terms of the story, of feeling like there is a conclusion. But at the same time,
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Winchester Review: Helen Mirren’s Haunted House is Kinda Boring

Winchester is a bland horror film that avoids being altogether forgettable thanks to leads Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke.

Winchester (formerly known as Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built) is the latest spooky offering from the filmmaking siblings Michael and Peter Spierig, and was inspired by the myths and legends that have sprung up over the years around the infamous Winchester Mystery House. The Spierig Bothers made a name for themselves in the 2000s with their imaginative sci-fi/monster horror mashups Undead and Daybreakers, but have since transitioned into making less memorable genre fare like Predestination and the Saw revival Jigsaw. Winchester is in keeping with the brothers’ recent work in that it’s a standard haunted house genre movie that fails to leave a strong impression, good or bad. Winchester is a bland horror film that avoids being altogether forgettable thanks to leads Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke.
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Contest: Win Jigsaw on Blu-ray

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If you missed Billy the Puppet's return to the big screen this past Halloween, don't despair, because the creepy tricycle rider is making house calls on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray (including Digital), and DVD beginning January 23rd courtesy of Lionsgate, and to celebrate the home media release of the eighth film in the Saw franchise, we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers!

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Jigsaw.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject "Jigsaw Contest". Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
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The Trap is Set! Jigsaw Arrives on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD January 23rd

The Jigsaw Killer is back and taking his signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level when Jigsaw arrives on Digital January 9 and on 4K Ultra HD (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 23 from Lionsgate. Renown genre directors Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers, Undead) and writers Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger reinvigorate one of the most successful horror franchises of all time with their latest installment starring Tobin Bell (Manson Family Vacation, The Firm, The Saw franchise), Laura Vandervoot (TV’s “Smallville” and “V”), Callum Keith Rennie (TV’s “The Man in the High Castle,” “Californication,” Memento), Brittany Allen (It Stains the Sands Red), Matt Passmore (TV’s “The Glades”), and Hannah Emily Anderson (TV’s “Lizzy Borden Took an Ax”).

In the latest terrifying installment of the legendary Saw series, law enforcement find itself chasing the ghost of
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“The Game Continues” When Jigsaw Comes to Home Media in January

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If you missed Billy the Puppet's return to the big screen this past Halloween or you want to invite him into your own home, Lionsgate has you covered with their January home media releases of Jigsaw, the eighth film in the slice-and-dice Saw franchise:

Press Release: Santa Monica, CA (December 12, 2017) –The Jigsaw Killer is back and taking his signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level when Jigsaw arrives on Digital January 9 and on 4K Ultra HD (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 23 from Lionsgate. Renown genre directors Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers, Undead) and writers Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger reinvigorate one of the most successful horror franchises of all time with their latest installment starring Tobin Bell (Manson Family Vacation, The Firm, The Saw franchise), Laura Vandervoot (TV’s “Smallville” and “V”), Callum Keith Rennie
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The First Trailer For The Saw Sequel Jigsaw Takes Killing People to a New Level

The first trailer has been released for the Saw sequel Jigsaw and if you're a fan of the Saw franchise, you're gonna love it. As you might expect, the trailer shows off lots of new and inventive ways of torturing and killing people. I've gotta say, it would be a complete nightmare to be in the situation that these characters find themselves in. 

Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade. 

Jigsaw was directed by German filmmaking brothers Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, of the films UndeadDaybreakers, and Predestination. Lionsgate will release the film on October 27th, just in time for Halloween.
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First Trailer for Saw Sequel Jigsaw Shows the Return of Terrifying Traps

Riddled with traps and ripe with dark humor, the first trailer for Jigsaw has arrived, giving fans an in-depth look into the eighth Saw film.

Scheduled for an October 27th, 2017 release, Jigsaw is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger (who previously worked on the screenplays for Piranha 3D and Sorority Row). The franchise's producers Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules all returned for Jigsaw.

Jigsaw stars Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Paul Braunstein, Brittany Allen, and Josiah Black.

"One of the highest grossing horror franchises of all time is back, taking the Jigsaw killer’s signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level."

If you're at Comic-Con, Tobin Bell will be taking part in an autograph signing and the Spierig brothers will be part of
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Comic-Con 2017: Jigsaw Poster Revealed, Details Announced for Panel & Tobin Bell Autograph Signing

Before you play another deadly game this fall in the next Saw movie, Lionsgate is bringing Jigsaw to San Diego Comic-Con this summer, with directors Peter and Michael Spierig taking part in the Reinventing Horror panel and Jigsaw himself, Tobin Bell, signing autographs for fans.

You can check out the official Comic-Con Jigsaw details below, as well as the official teaser poster, which was initially unveiled by Arrow in the Head.

From the official Saw Facebook page: "Become #Jigsaw… In theaters October 27, 2017.

Friday, July 21 at San Diego Comic-Con International:

1-2pm Pt: Tobin Bell autograph signing, Sails Pavilion

5-6pm Pt: Peter and Michael Spierig (directors of Jigsaw) will participate in the Reinventing Horror panel (hosted by Ain't It Cool News) in Room 23Abc"

Scheduled for an October 27th, 2017 release, Jigsaw is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger
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Eighth ‘Saw’ Movie Gets a New Name

Eighth ‘Saw’ Movie Gets a New Name
Lionsgate has swapped the title of its eighth “Saw” film from “Saw: Legacy” to “Jigsaw.”

The horror franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the “Jigsaw Killer” or “Jigsaw,” who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. “Jigsaw” will open four days before Halloween on Oct. 27 in the U.S., followed by international launches in early 2018.

The movie was shot in November and is in post-production. Variety reported in January that Laura Vandervoort and Hannah Anderson had been announced as the first actors. Tobin Bell has played Jigsaw in the previous films

The film — the first “Saw” title in seven years — is directed by the sibling team of Peter and Michael Spierig from a script by Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg, James Wan, and Leigh Whannell. Producers are Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules, the trio that has produced all eight films.

Lionsgate has long specialized in genre fare such as the “Saw” franchise, produced by Twisted Pictures. The original “Saw” cost $1.2 million in 2004 and was Wan’s feature film directorial debut from a screenplay by Whannell. Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, and Whannell starred.

The first seven “Saw” films grossed more than $870 million worldwide combined. The Spierig brothers’ credits include 2003’s “Undead” and 2009’s “Daybreakers.”

The announcement about the name change came on Wednesday through the horror series’ official Twitter account.

#Jigsaw – In theaters October 27, 2017. pic.twitter.com/2gb0sq3yte

Saw (@SawMovie) June 21, 2017

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Jigsaw Revealed as Official Title for New Saw Movie

John Kramer's influence is far reaching and his desire to play deadly games seemingly never ceases, so it's fitting, then, that Lionsgate has officially revealed the title of the next Saw film to be Jigsaw.

Scheduled for an October 27th, 2017 release, Jigsaw is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger (who previously worked on the screenplays for Piranha 3D and Sorority Row). The franchise's producers Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules are all returning for Jigsaw.

A sequel of sorts that's unsurprisingly rated R, Jigsaw is set in the cinematic world created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, which kicked off with the 2003 short film Saw, followed by a feature film version of the same name that made a big impact on the modern horror scene and was continued in six sequels.

The cast of Jigsaw includes Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Hannah Anderson, and Brittany Allen, with Tobin Bell potentially returning to reprise his role as John Kramer, aka Jigsaw.

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, let us know what you hope to see in Jigsaw, and check out the teaser image shared on the official Saw Facebook page below:

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Saw 8 Actor Teases Billy's Return and a Roller Coaster Trap?

Saw 8 Actor Teases Billy's Return and a Roller Coaster Trap?
It was revealed just a few weeks ago that Tobin Bell is returning to reprise his iconic role as John Kramer in Saw Legacy. The Jigsaw actor has now shared the first look at Billy along with teasing what could be one of the greatest Saw traps ever committed to the screen. Yes, it looks like Jigsaw will be using a rollercoaster to torment his victims in this latest Saw sequel. The actor had this to say on Twitter.

"Next time you're on a roller coaster...look up. #SawLegacy"

There is little else revealed about the photo. Billy is Jigsaw's cruel puppet that he uses to antagonize those he needs to teach a lesson to. And it appears Billy won't be sanctioned off in a basement somewhere. The image below hints at a brighter, sunnier Saw movie. Or perhaps Tobin Bell was just out, enjoying the day at Six Flags,
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Jigsaw Will Return in Saw: Legacy

Jigsaw Will Return in Saw: Legacy
Jigsaw is back, baby! Yes, it has been confirmed that Tobin Bell will reprise his role as the infamous serial killer with a game to play in this year's Halloween release Saw Legacy. But don't expect him to dominate the movie, as the actor is only expected to be back in a limited capacity.

When it first arrived over 14 years ago, Saw was considered a groundbreaking film in the horror genre. And it spawned 6 sequels, bringing the saga to an end in 2010. For seven years, it was a Halloween tradition. That tradition returns this October 27 with an all-new installment of the iconic series. But what is this next chapter about? And is it a sequel or a reboot?

Bloody Disgusting has the answer with exclusive new plot details and the confirmation that Tobin Bell will be crawling out of that proverbial grave at least one more time to torture a few well-deserving individuals.
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New Cast Member Revealed for Saw: Legacy

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Another actor has been revealed to be a part of the deadly games of Saw: Legacy.

Deadline reports that the Saw: Legacy cast includes Mandela Van Peebles (2016’s Roots, We the Party), who is part of a cast that also includes the recently announced Laura Vandervoort (Bitten) and Hannah Anderson (Lizzie Borden Took an Ax). Mandela is the son of actor and filmmaker Mario Van Peebles.

Variety previously reported that Saw: Legacy was filmed in November and is currently in post-production. Scheduled for an October 27th, 2017 release, Saw: Legacy was directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger.

Saw: Legacy is based on the original Saw world created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, which kicked off with a 2003 short film followed by a feature version that made a big impact on the modern horror scene.

The franchise’s producers Mark Burg,
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Saw: Legacy Casts Laura Vandervoort & Hannah Anderson

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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,
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Lionsgate Sets 2017 Release Date for New Saw Film

Lionsgate wants to play another game and has set a 2017 release date for the eighth film in the blood-drenched Saw franchise.

Deadline reports that Lionsgate has slated a new Saw movie for an October 27th, 2017 release.

Previously referred to as Saw: Legacy (although that hasn’t been revealed as the official title), the latest entry in a franchise filled with fatal traps and karma lessons from Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, who previously collaborated on the screenplays for Piranha 3D and Sorority Row.

As reported by Bloody Disgusting, Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers, Undead) are potentially directing the new Saw movie, although we haven’t heard official confirmation by Lionsgate. Filming is expected to begin this fall.

The eighth Saw film will be produced by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the creators of the short and feature film that kicked off the franchise over ten years ago.
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The Spierigs To Helm An Eighth "Saw"?

The other week a production listing indicated Lionsgate was officially set to relaunch its "Saw" franchise with an eighth film currently titled "Legacy". That project would be shot in Toronto staring mid-September and running through to late October.

Now, that listing on the Ontario Media Development Corp. site has been updated and indicates that German-born, Australian-raised twin brother filmmakers Peter and Michael Spierig ("Daybreakers," "Undead") have come onboard to direct the project - an excellent choice for the franchise as the pair are coming off their highly acclaimed time travel drama "Predestination".

Series producers Mark Burg and Owen Kholes will return to produce the new film which boasts a script by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. James Wan and Leigh Whannell, who originated the series, will executive produce. No release date is currently set for the sequel.

Source: Omdc
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Undead rewatched: aliens and zombies collide in a gung-ho low-budget classic

The Spierig brothers’ self-financed debut film was filled with severed limbs, cut-price but surprisingly sophisticated special effects and lashings of humour

Many prominent film-makers have cut their teeth making low–budget horror movies. Undoubtedly, the ability to create elaborate visual environments using scant resources is appealing to producers and financiers. Big hitters including Peter Jackson, Sam Raimi and James Cameron kicked off their careers with splatstick flicks – involving aliens, demons and killer fish respectively – as did the German-born Australian film-makers Michael and Peter Spierig.

The Spierig brothers’ 2003 debut Undead was a hands-on affair; they shared duties in writing, directing, producing, editing and visual effects. Their self-financed budget totalled about $1m: an astonishingly small amount given the visually high-end result, on a par with the sophistication of many more expensive movies that come out of the Hollywood studio system.

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'Predestination' directors on Ethan Hawke and their gender-bending time travel trip

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'Predestination' directors on Ethan Hawke and their gender-bending time travel trip
Ethan Hawke had a pretty great experience at SXSW this year. It marked the hometown premiere of Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," and he was also there with a new film from Michael and Peter Spierig. He starred in their last film, "Daybreakers," back in 2009, and having him onboard for "Predestination" was what allowed them to get it made. The Spierigs fascinate me. Their first film, "Undead," was stylish and lovely, but I thought it was also dramatically inert, miscast in a critical role. Hollywood's been flirting with them since the moment they made that film, and "Daybreakers" looked like a big step forward, with recognizable movie stars like Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill. It didn't connect, though, and now five years later, they're back with a much smaller film, although no less ambitious than anything they've done so far. When I sat down with them at SXSW, there was
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Filmmakers Michael & Peter Spierig Discuss the Tragedy of Predestination, Time Travel, and Their Upcoming Haunted House Feature Winchester

A man walks into a bar. Such a standard setup but in author Robert E. Heinlein’s six-page story All You Zombies, it leads to a satirical denouement on the impracticality of time travel and the horrors of pre-determinism. The brilliance of the Spierig Brothers film-adaptation Predestination lies in its ability to turn a six-page joke into a modern-day (or past-day) tragedy. The setup is still the same. A man walks into a bar – where neither the man (rising-star Sarah Snook) nor the bartender (Ethan Hawke) is whom they initially appear to be. It’s a film predicated on twists and a late third-act reveal that may be better off knowing going in. One can get lost attempting to outsmart the film instead of paying attention to the nuances therein. This is a long preamble to say that there are spoilers in the following interview with filmmakers Michael & Peter Spierig (Undead,
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