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Saw might die at VII

02.09.2010

If you thought the assembly line churning out endless installments of SAW every year would never shut down, you might be in for a bit of a surprise. According to one of the co-writers of the last few films, Patrick Melton, the series might well be dead after its seventh installment, according to an interview with Demon FM (which you can listen to here). 

“I think it’s going to end with Saw VII. I have a very strong feeling its going to end with Saw VII. That’s something we’re debating now. You saw in previous interviews or discussions where we thought Saw VIII would be the last one where we had the first trilogy and the second trilogy and then sort of a grand finale wrapped up in two films. But frankly because Saw VI hasn’t performed as well as we anticipated, the idea is well why make two movies when we can make one really excellent movie that wraps up as best we can? And it’s going to be in 3-D which sort of adds to the spectacle. So if you had to ask me, I don’t own the franchise, nor do I run the studio, but I have a feeling, a strong feeling that it’s going to be Saw VII which will be also known as Endgame. And nothing’s official yet, but that’s where we’re hoping things will go. “

So it’s about the money, which really shouldn’t be a shock to anyone. The jigsaw puzzle-like plotlines of the first few SAW movies that fit into each other rather well have long since passed the franchise by, and by V, the writers were hastily fashioning new pieces and cramming them into places they should never have gone.

With SAW VI making under $50M worldwide (though still profitable with an $11M budget), those behind the series see things wrapping up because as Melton says, “No one wants to see the SAW franchise beaten to the ground and opening at five million dollars.” And with the last film opening at $14M, that’s a very real possibility.

However, should 3D prove to be a cash money shot in the arm to the series, I fully expect us to make it to SAW X, which at that point will have to be nothing more than a movie clip show, made up entirely of flashbacks to the previous nine installments.

Extra Tidbit: Hoffman had to kidnap no less than 12 different people by himself over the course of the weekend in SAW VI. The man may be dull, but he's got a work ethic.

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7:24AM on 02/10/2010

Saaaawwwwwnnnnn

They shoulda just left it at Saw 1, sequels were unnecessary, but as usual, its all about the money and not the storytelling
They shoulda just left it at Saw 1, sequels were unnecessary, but as usual, its all about the money and not the storytelling
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4:03AM on 02/10/2010

soooooo

when do we all get to see jigsaw in space isnt this where franchise's usually go?
when do we all get to see jigsaw in space isnt this where franchise's usually go?
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2:37AM on 02/10/2010
I really thought the Konami Saw video game would kick new life into the series. For me it was easily the best game of the year, maybe even the decade!
I really thought the Konami Saw video game would kick new life into the series. For me it was easily the best game of the year, maybe even the decade!
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1:11AM on 02/10/2010
And then it's time for reboots... yay~
And then it's time for reboots... yay~
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12:46AM on 02/10/2010

sure saw series end but then the straight to dvd spin offs start

but then again there have been plenty of saw knock offs on dvd for years.
but then again there have been plenty of saw knock offs on dvd for years.
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11:44PM on 02/09/2010
Bout fucking time...
Bout fucking time...
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10:19PM on 02/09/2010
Don't they say this every year?
Don't they say this every year?
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8:30PM on 02/09/2010
Actually surprise that Saw didn't go straight to dvd after Saw 3. Admit it: if they say Saw will end with this one, there's gonna be Saw reboot or reimagine and then title it "Saw: The Next Chain" or whatever.
Actually surprise that Saw didn't go straight to dvd after Saw 3. Admit it: if they say Saw will end with this one, there's gonna be Saw reboot or reimagine and then title it "Saw: The Next Chain" or whatever.
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6:42PM on 02/09/2010

come on son!

I saw the first Saw, and a little bit of the third. This franchise does not interest me. They should've never made any sequels at all. It would've went down with more dignity.
I saw the first Saw, and a little bit of the third. This franchise does not interest me. They should've never made any sequels at all. It would've went down with more dignity.
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5:08PM on 02/09/2010
After the original they've all went downhill into straight-to-dvd territory.. especially with the horrifyingly bad cast that gets worse and worse in each one.
After the original they've all went downhill into straight-to-dvd territory.. especially with the horrifyingly bad cast that gets worse and worse in each one.
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4:30PM on 02/09/2010
Say it with me now. Reboot! Reboot! Reboot!
Say it with me now. Reboot! Reboot! Reboot!
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2:57PM on 02/09/2010

Don't everybody get excited....

....the series reboot will happen next Halloween. ;D
....the series reboot will happen next Halloween. ;D
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2:05PM on 02/09/2010
I stopped after Saw 3, but I intend to catch up eventually. This series will never die when there's money to be made.
I stopped after Saw 3, but I intend to catch up eventually. This series will never die when there's money to be made.
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1:36PM on 02/09/2010

Dr. Gordon!!!

The only way i will have respect for the saw movies is if they bring back Dr. Gordon. if that doesn't happen jigsaws dead body better rise up as a zombie/titty monster like in Dead Alive and just start knocking shit over. other wise saw blows.
The only way i will have respect for the saw movies is if they bring back Dr. Gordon. if that doesn't happen jigsaws dead body better rise up as a zombie/titty monster like in Dead Alive and just start knocking shit over. other wise saw blows.
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1:34PM on 02/09/2010
Make Saw VII the final chapter and then reboot the Saw series! lol
Make Saw VII the final chapter and then reboot the Saw series! lol
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1:18PM on 02/09/2010
i am a loyal follower of this franchise... 5 being the worst one.. Saw 6 i thought was quite good and i thoroughly enjoyed it, i think 5 really ruined it for a lot of people, and possibly 6 may have gotten some back on board. But as much as i enjoy every year going to the midnight release of these flicks, i am looking forward to the final installment that ties EVERYTHING from 1 to the last one together, i think that will be genius, i hope it will be genius!
i am a loyal follower of this franchise... 5 being the worst one.. Saw 6 i thought was quite good and i thoroughly enjoyed it, i think 5 really ruined it for a lot of people, and possibly 6 may have gotten some back on board. But as much as i enjoy every year going to the midnight release of these flicks, i am looking forward to the final installment that ties EVERYTHING from 1 to the last one together, i think that will be genius, i hope it will be genius!
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1:30PM on 02/09/2010
hate to tell you this, but every saw after the first one was f'n terrible with C-list actors, and a plot that does whatever it wants.
hate to tell you this, but every saw after the first one was f'n terrible with C-list actors, and a plot that does whatever it wants.
1:38AM on 02/10/2010
I agree. The Saw franchise, while definitely not a masterpiece, is an amazing franchise that has given me MUCH more than I would get from it. I wouldn't mind if it went to Saw 10 or beyond, but I also wouldn't mind an actual ending.

Halflife: A plot that does whatever it wants? How is that a bad thing? It's definitely working for LOST. :D
I agree. The Saw franchise, while definitely not a masterpiece, is an amazing franchise that has given me MUCH more than I would get from it. I wouldn't mind if it went to Saw 10 or beyond, but I also wouldn't mind an actual ending.

Halflife: A plot that does whatever it wants? How is that a bad thing? It's definitely working for LOST. :D
1:05PM on 02/09/2010

Thank Goodness

Bring back Dr. Gordon and I'll be happy.
Bring back Dr. Gordon and I'll be happy.
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12:35PM on 02/09/2010
Yes, let it end already!
Yes, let it end already!
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12:34PM on 02/09/2010

SCREAM 4

SCREAM 4
SCREAM 4
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12:17PM on 02/09/2010

extra tidbit...

...until we find out 12 movies later that he probably had an accomplice
...until we find out 12 movies later that he probably had an accomplice
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12:17PM on 02/09/2010
I dont care what anybody says, if you can overlook the excess gore and overall cheesiness of the franchise--which most people cant--the story itself plays out incredibly well, leaving very few plot holes and an array of thought provoking scenes and scenarios.

...but its about time they end it.
I dont care what anybody says, if you can overlook the excess gore and overall cheesiness of the franchise--which most people cant--the story itself plays out incredibly well, leaving very few plot holes and an array of thought provoking scenes and scenarios.

...but its about time they end it.
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12:54PM on 02/09/2010
Do you really think people hate that franchise because of the gore ?

Its the ridiculous story that turns us off.
Do you really think people hate that franchise because of the gore ?

Its the ridiculous story that turns us off.
12:12PM on 02/09/2010
Watched the first 3, jigsaw died, watched a lil bit of 4 than walked away
Watched the first 3, jigsaw died, watched a lil bit of 4 than walked away
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12:10PM on 02/09/2010

IT WAS ABOUT TIME ...

First time Im excited about news involving the Saw franchise.
First time Im excited about news involving the Saw franchise.
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11:51AM on 02/09/2010
It's only the last installment until it makes a fortune and the studio demands three more.
It's only the last installment until it makes a fortune and the studio demands three more.
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11:49AM on 02/09/2010

YAY!

Just watched a random one and i can't begin to tell you which, and they've gotten laughably bad. The plots hae more holes than the Titanic, bad acting, and some obnoxious editing. The franchise didn't deserve to go past a sequel. Not getting my hopes up because it's only a matter of 4 or 5 years till they run out of ideas and bring him back for guess what? Another trilogy. The first 2 were somewhat entertaining though. Extra tidbit made me laugh because that's all I could think of watching any
Just watched a random one and i can't begin to tell you which, and they've gotten laughably bad. The plots hae more holes than the Titanic, bad acting, and some obnoxious editing. The franchise didn't deserve to go past a sequel. Not getting my hopes up because it's only a matter of 4 or 5 years till they run out of ideas and bring him back for guess what? Another trilogy. The first 2 were somewhat entertaining though. Extra tidbit made me laugh because that's all I could think of watching any of these movies.
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