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Lionsgate developing an eighth entry in the Saw franchise

11.05.2013

It may seem like it has been longer than three years since there was last a SAW movie in theaters, but it was only in 2010 that SAW 3D effectively ended the long run of the series. Now, with the only horror franchise out there being PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, Lionsgate is looking into bringing back the elaborate torture horror series created by Leigh Whannell and James Wan.

Bloody Disgusting reports that the studio is not rushing SAW 8 and is rather looking for a creative and fresh way to bring the movies back to audiences. There is no word on whether this would in fact be a continuation of what had been an annual series or if this would turn out to be a reboot. With only three years since the seventh entry in the series, I think a reboot is a bit hasty, but then again THE DARK KNIGHT RISES came out last year and BATMAN VS SUPERMAN hits screens in less than two years.

Horror franchises like FRIDAY THE 13TH, HALLOWEEN, and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET have all tried to reboot for a new generation to less than stellar results. It remains to be seen if audiences will still flock to see SAW for an eighth time, but seeing as they do not cost a lot to produce and bring in enough box office to make it worthwhile, I would expect SAW 8 by next Halloween.

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8:41PM on 11/13/2013

Huge saw fan

I'm the biggest saw fan I know, so I went ahead and made a "trailer teaser" for this 8th entry already. Check it out guys, lemme know what you think. This isnt spam lol. Trailer: [link]
I'm the biggest saw fan I know, so I went ahead and made a "trailer teaser" for this 8th entry already. Check it out guys, lemme know what you think. This isnt spam lol. Trailer: [link]
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1:26PM on 11/06/2013

I'm for it.

I liked the series and how the stories all intertwined. Let's play another game!
Saw and Trick R Treat makes for a good Halloween double feature next year.
I liked the series and how the stories all intertwined. Let's play another game!
Saw and Trick R Treat makes for a good Halloween double feature next year.
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10:40AM on 11/06/2013
I know I'm in the minority, but hell, I kinda miss Saw movies. Sure, many of them aren't that great, but they weren't awful either, and always found them quite entertaining. If they manage to bring something fresh to this "reboot", I'll be all in.
I know I'm in the minority, but hell, I kinda miss Saw movies. Sure, many of them aren't that great, but they weren't awful either, and always found them quite entertaining. If they manage to bring something fresh to this "reboot", I'll be all in.
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1:54AM on 11/06/2013
Must admit theres been something of a void in the cinematic world around halloween and if no one has the balls to fill it yeah let's have saw back
Must admit theres been something of a void in the cinematic world around halloween and if no one has the balls to fill it yeah let's have saw back
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1:37AM on 11/06/2013
I'm glad for a Saw 8. The Saw universe is still a rich and vibrant setting full of endless story possibilities which in no way have become stale or worn out their welcome from the previous seven movies.
I'm glad for a Saw 8. The Saw universe is still a rich and vibrant setting full of endless story possibilities which in no way have become stale or worn out their welcome from the previous seven movies.
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12:04AM on 11/06/2013
"Hello moviegoers. I want to flog a dead horse."
"Hello moviegoers. I want to flog a dead horse."
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9:36PM on 11/05/2013

Maybe...OK...

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Saw 7 tied up loose ends, but I could see the character at the very end of that movie continuing the tests. He had a team with him if I'm remembering correctly.
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Saw 7 tied up loose ends, but I could see the character at the very end of that movie continuing the tests. He had a team with him if I'm remembering correctly.
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11:17PM on 11/05/2013
You are correct.

Spoilers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dr. Gordon had 2 others helping him when they took Hoffman. And not to mention Hoffman could have easily escaped that room.
You are correct.

Spoilers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dr. Gordon had 2 others helping him when they took Hoffman. And not to mention Hoffman could have easily escaped that room.
9:21PM on 11/05/2013
The last one tied up all the loose ends beautifully. I don't see the need for another one.
The last one tied up all the loose ends beautifully. I don't see the need for another one.
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7:42PM on 11/05/2013

No more low budget Saw movies...

that come out during the appropriate Halloween season! Come on Hollywood!
More shitty, $100 mil+ Wolverine films!
that come out during the appropriate Halloween season! Come on Hollywood!
More shitty, $100 mil+ Wolverine films!
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5:48PM on 11/05/2013
I hope this happens. While I agree the gore is over the top and not needed the stories are good. However this isn't really new news. Lionsgate has said for years they want to make Saw 8 but wouldn't rush into it.
I hope this happens. While I agree the gore is over the top and not needed the stories are good. However this isn't really new news. Lionsgate has said for years they want to make Saw 8 but wouldn't rush into it.
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5:27PM on 11/05/2013
Whether they "remake" it, "reboot" it or simply make another pointless sequel, James Wan & Leigh Whannell will be laughing all the way to the bank. Good luck to 'em I say.
Whether they "remake" it, "reboot" it or simply make another pointless sequel, James Wan & Leigh Whannell will be laughing all the way to the bank. Good luck to 'em I say.
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5:56PM on 11/05/2013
I would like to see Leigh Whannell write Saw 8 and even direct it. James Wan is taking a break from horror movies so who knows how long he will be out of it.
I would like to see Leigh Whannell write Saw 8 and even direct it. James Wan is taking a break from horror movies so who knows how long he will be out of it.
5:07PM on 11/05/2013
The first three Saw films are great but they get'worse and worse after that. I forced myself to watch them all and I honestly can't even remember how it all ended. The only reason I support this is if the film is released in October like all of the others. Because no horror films in theaters the entire month of October is nuckin futs and needs to stop.
The first three Saw films are great but they get'worse and worse after that. I forced myself to watch them all and I honestly can't even remember how it all ended. The only reason I support this is if the film is released in October like all of the others. Because no horror films in theaters the entire month of October is nuckin futs and needs to stop.
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4:47PM on 11/05/2013
My guess is that this film is going to bomb. Honestly I can see them making this or any saw film a direct to DVD or vod type thing
My guess is that this film is going to bomb. Honestly I can see them making this or any saw film a direct to DVD or vod type thing
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5:58PM on 11/05/2013
Won't happen. The lowest a Saw sequel has opened to was 14 million opening weekend. With the small budgets they have that means big profit by the time it leaves theaters.
Won't happen. The lowest a Saw sequel has opened to was 14 million opening weekend. With the small budgets they have that means big profit by the time it leaves theaters.
4:09PM on 11/05/2013

nooooo

I mean you guys tied up the loose ends why revisit it now move on to something else if anything continue with the collector series though idk if it's owned by the same people
I mean you guys tied up the loose ends why revisit it now move on to something else if anything continue with the collector series though idk if it's owned by the same people
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3:56PM on 11/05/2013

Learn from Curse of Chucky

I have yet to see it but all my friends have told me its a welcome back to the franchise. If you're gonna do saw 8, do it from a new angle. Maybe have the protagonist be someone who's obsessed with jigsaw
I have yet to see it but all my friends have told me its a welcome back to the franchise. If you're gonna do saw 8, do it from a new angle. Maybe have the protagonist be someone who's obsessed with jigsaw
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3:36PM on 11/05/2013
Let me guess... Saw in found footage format!
Let me guess... Saw in found footage format!
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3:26PM on 11/05/2013
I don't mind the Saw films, but I think they're just raping the Jigsaw puppet at this point.
I don't mind the Saw films, but I think they're just raping the Jigsaw puppet at this point.
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3:20PM on 11/05/2013
Why these horror franchises never end?! Wonder what kind of people pay to watch these horror sequels.
Why these horror franchises never end?! Wonder what kind of people pay to watch these horror sequels.
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5:25PM on 11/05/2013
They keep making 'em because they're cheap as shit to film and usually guarantee a large return on investment.
They keep making 'em because they're cheap as shit to film and usually guarantee a large return on investment.
5:59PM on 11/05/2013
Horror films are almost always very cheap to make. Thus guaranteeing a huge profit.
Horror films are almost always very cheap to make. Thus guaranteeing a huge profit.
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