Bell and Smith return for Saw 3

In theatres this October


Can’t keep a dying serial killer down it seems… with Tobin Bell confirmed to reprise his role as the villainous ‘Jigsaw’ from “Saw” and “Saw 2” for the inevitable “Saw 3”.

According to SneakPeek, Shawnee Smith, who played Amanda (subject of an interesting little twist at the end of “Saw 2”, which we won’t reveal here), in the first two films, is also returning. How good has this series been to Shawnee? Seriously, whoever thought it would get much better for the lovely lass than playing the ditzy subordinate on TV’s “Becker”? I’m sure she’s smiling.

The film, again directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (“Saw 2”), will shoot in Toronto from May 1-June 12 for a release on October 27.

And to think we had to wait all those years for “The Empire Strikes Back” – - – - a cough and a sneeze later, and we’ve already got a follow-up to a film that’s .not even had time to cool from the spool.