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Lionsgate is supposedly working on Saw 8; do you care?

Nov. 5, 2013by: Eric Walkuski

Take this news with a big grain of salt. If it can indeed be considered news.

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Lionsgate is actively developing SAW VIII, although the site admits that there is "nothing official on paper, nor a direction set in stone." The site's sources are evidently solid, but there is nothing to be gleaned from the news item other than the studio is "incredibly active" in resurrecting the series, which went out with a whimper three years ago with SAW: THE FINAL CHAPTER.

The site notes that this new film will indeed be SAW VIII, not a reboot or remake. There are two sides to that coin: A remake at this point would be crazy; the first SAW isn't even ten years old yet. But how much more can possibly be done with the existing storyline? Is anyone really anxious for the saga of "Detective Hoffman" to continue?

Lionsgate has supposedly been seeking out the right angle for a new SAW for a couple of years, so this report - if true - is not a shock. Would any of us be surprised to discover the studio wants to bring back its low-risk/high-reward cash cow? Even the seventh entry grossed over $130 million worldwide...

We'll see if this rumor has weight in the coming months.


SAW series hottie Betsy Russell

Extra Tidbit: So let us know: if another SAW flick is indeed coming, do you even care?

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11:34AM on 11/06/2013
For me Saw ended with 2. It was a great sequel with an ending that fooled me all over again. 3-5 were terrible, 6 and 7 were slightly passable but 8 is absolutely unnecessary. I still remember the chills I got at the end of Saw 1 when ol' Jig stood up and the audience was completely mind-fucked. We won't get that with another installment, no matter how hard they try. The first movie is one of only 5 flicks I have ever seen in theater and then immediately got back in line to see a second time.
For me Saw ended with 2. It was a great sequel with an ending that fooled me all over again. 3-5 were terrible, 6 and 7 were slightly passable but 8 is absolutely unnecessary. I still remember the chills I got at the end of Saw 1 when ol' Jig stood up and the audience was completely mind-fucked. We won't get that with another installment, no matter how hard they try. The first movie is one of only 5 flicks I have ever seen in theater and then immediately got back in line to see a second time.
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8:41PM on 11/05/2013

No thanks

If there are fans out there that want more, then so be it. But for me, the story ended up being a convoluted mess. I can't stand any of the characters left. I don't care about the mess of a story.
If there are fans out there that want more, then so be it. But for me, the story ended up being a convoluted mess. I can't stand any of the characters left. I don't care about the mess of a story.
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7:37PM on 11/05/2013

MANY SEQUELS ARE MADE TO FIX A BAD ENDING.

But unlike ROCKY BALBOA, the ending of SAW VII isn't something you can change or erase from the story. And even if there was a way, it wouldn't matter because there's not enough content to make another movie.

Don't get me wrong. I was sort of a fan of the saga. I mean, I disliked most of the installments, but I had fun following the story, with the flashbacks and characters connections (like in LOST). So I won't be a hater and say that these movies were plotless excuses for torture. But I
But unlike ROCKY BALBOA, the ending of SAW VII isn't something you can change or erase from the story. And even if there was a way, it wouldn't matter because there's not enough content to make another movie.

Don't get me wrong. I was sort of a fan of the saga. I mean, I disliked most of the installments, but I had fun following the story, with the flashbacks and characters connections (like in LOST). So I won't be a hater and say that these movies were plotless excuses for torture. But I will say it was obviously a story that wasn't meant to last for so long. Why else would they stall so much after the 3rd movie (aside from convincing us to watch another one)?

Despite them wanting to make 8 movies but then being told "No, they have to just 7" (because of the bad box office results of the 6th movie), they still had enough time to plan the ending. If that was the best they could do, then this 8th movie would just make things worse.
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5:53PM on 11/05/2013

Bring it on!

Say what you want about the Saw franchise but at least they actually had a plot running throughout, i loved the way each film built onto the mythology, this is one of my favorite franchises although the last one wasn't the best
Say what you want about the Saw franchise but at least they actually had a plot running throughout, i loved the way each film built onto the mythology, this is one of my favorite franchises although the last one wasn't the best
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5:33PM on 11/05/2013
Only if Hoffman is completely out. Never understood why they thought he was a better villain than Jigsaw and Amanda... he was not scary, interesting, or a character that you slightly care about for them to go and make as many sequels as they did revolved around him. Jigsaw and Amanda would have to be back!
Only if Hoffman is completely out. Never understood why they thought he was a better villain than Jigsaw and Amanda... he was not scary, interesting, or a character that you slightly care about for them to go and make as many sequels as they did revolved around him. Jigsaw and Amanda would have to be back!
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4:51PM on 11/05/2013
I'd be down for another one
I'd be down for another one
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3:04PM on 11/05/2013
There's no "final" in a decent/good horror franchise.
Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter; Final Nightmare: Freddy's Death; The Final Destination
There's no "final" in a decent/good horror franchise.
Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter; Final Nightmare: Freddy's Death; The Final Destination
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11:31AM on 11/06/2013
Agreed. Crazily enough, I always thought F13 Final Chapter was the best one by a mile and a great end to the pre zombie-Jason era.
Agreed. Crazily enough, I always thought F13 Final Chapter was the best one by a mile and a great end to the pre zombie-Jason era.
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