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When will Saw end?

Oct. 15, 2009by: Tony Lang

Saw VI teaser poster

Another October, another upcoming SAW film, and we already know for sure of a seventh in motion for next year. Do they intend to keep it up until no one goes to see them AT ALL or did they actually plan to let Jigsaw's game take a break?

"The storyline that we started in five and carries through six ends in Saw VIII," Twisted Pictures exec Mark Burg told the folks of Shock Till You Drop. "Where it goes beyond that I couldn't tell you. In my mind and Oren Koules' mind, we have the story threaded through part eight. I can't tell you the franchise will continue after that."

Originality aside, which to be fair it kinda had back in parts 1 and 2, money is money and those movies continue making more of it than they cost. Goes without saying the studio will want to keep it up if the final torture still brings it in. So only three options are viable then: Carry on even at the risk of going in friggin Space like Jason and Leprechaun did, Reboot/Remake again like Jason and so many others did, or find a "new" similar franchise to replace it for the following 8 years. Who's taking bets?

Extra Tidbit: One thing I have to give that franchise: it brought Shawnee Smith back in the spotlight. Best place for her to be.

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5:52PM on 10/18/2009
They need to just fucking stop.
They need to just fucking stop.
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12:15PM on 10/16/2009

SAW SAW...Saw?

I would like to see this franchise to end, this story was set up for at least 3, but now you are cutting and pasting ideas together and trying to make the vehicle run..there needs to be an end in sight!
I would like to see this franchise to end, this story was set up for at least 3, but now you are cutting and pasting ideas together and trying to make the vehicle run..there needs to be an end in sight!
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3:03AM on 10/16/2009
Balboa6, you really don't remember much about this franchise, do you? Saw III WAS originally intended to be the last one. When Saw IV was released, they claimed it would end with Saw VI, but apparently that won't be true either. They could write out a clear story arc that concludes after a certain number of films, but the fact is that they will intentionally write the scripts to keep leaving the door open for a sequel until they are no longer profitable. Only then will they conclude the story.
Balboa6, you really don't remember much about this franchise, do you? Saw III WAS originally intended to be the last one. When Saw IV was released, they claimed it would end with Saw VI, but apparently that won't be true either. They could write out a clear story arc that concludes after a certain number of films, but the fact is that they will intentionally write the scripts to keep leaving the door open for a sequel until they are no longer profitable. Only then will they conclude the story. Don't delude yourself into thinking the people behind these movies are making them for their love of quality storytelling. They are making them to make money, and ONLY to make money.
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1:45AM on 10/16/2009
Due to the episodic nature of the series, the amount of installments is irrelevant to its quality. The same, constant ignorant comments grow so overwhelmingly tiresome. The story is not over. That is what it boils down to. It is like a huge jigsaw (no pun intended) puzzle that is being put together piece by piece. The structure of the franchise is similar to that of a tv series in the vein of LOST. Many revelations come through flashbacks and people also seem to forget that part IV took place
Due to the episodic nature of the series, the amount of installments is irrelevant to its quality. The same, constant ignorant comments grow so overwhelmingly tiresome. The story is not over. That is what it boils down to. It is like a huge jigsaw (no pun intended) puzzle that is being put together piece by piece. The structure of the franchise is similar to that of a tv series in the vein of LOST. Many revelations come through flashbacks and people also seem to forget that part IV took place at the exact same time as part III--both stories were unfolding simultaneously. The stories are compelling and contain quite a few interesting characters and it is one huge mystery that is being solved a little at a time. It is unique and intriguing and why the hell people want it to end before it's actually over, I can't fathom for the life of me. All I ever read is "duhhhhh...it should have ended with III." Yep, leave it all up in the air with no real ending, 4 characters' fates unknown, a lot of questions unanswered, set ups that weren't yet paid off, etc. Makes a lot of sense to me. It isn't about whether people like the nature of the series--if you don't like the movies, you don't like the movies. Fine. No problem. But to bitch because it's continuing and drawing to a close is completely idiotic and displays a tremendous amount of ignorance.
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1:39AM on 10/16/2009

hahahahhah

Hey man, the Saw flicks have been a great paycheck for me :)
Hopefully I can keep cashing in all the way through Saw XXXX, which we'll eventually get to. We jokingly talked on set about the future of the franchise, and I can honestly saw we had some pretty good ideas...mostly involving Saw in space.
Hey man, the Saw flicks have been a great paycheck for me :)
Hopefully I can keep cashing in all the way through Saw XXXX, which we'll eventually get to. We jokingly talked on set about the future of the franchise, and I can honestly saw we had some pretty good ideas...mostly involving Saw in space.
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8:18PM on 10/15/2009
It's just plain interesting . It's like when there is a car accident , you can't take your eyes off of it . I just want to see whats going to happen next . Also , I rent the movies . $10 bucks is to steep for that crap .
It's just plain interesting . It's like when there is a car accident , you can't take your eyes off of it . I just want to see whats going to happen next . Also , I rent the movies . $10 bucks is to steep for that crap .
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8:17PM on 10/15/2009
It's just plain interesting . It's like when there is a car accident , you can't take your eyes off of it . I just want to see whats going to happen next . Also , I rent the movies . $10 bucks is to steep for that crap .
It's just plain interesting . It's like when there is a car accident , you can't take your eyes off of it . I just want to see whats going to happen next . Also , I rent the movies . $10 bucks is to steep for that crap .
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6:44PM on 10/15/2009

I was wondering

Do fans of these films justify their like for them with the so-called "linked storylines" to cover a taste for torture porn?? Wouldn't that be sick if it were your girlfriend/boyfriend? Just wondering.
Do fans of these films justify their like for them with the so-called "linked storylines" to cover a taste for torture porn?? Wouldn't that be sick if it were your girlfriend/boyfriend? Just wondering.
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5:33PM on 10/15/2009

I know how the Saw storyline ends

It's when people stop watching them
It's when people stop watching them
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1:45PM on 10/15/2009
I have never seen a Saw film. Are any of them worth checking out?
I have never seen a Saw film. Are any of them worth checking out?
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2:25PM on 10/15/2009
The first three, definitely. IMO, the first one is the best and is definitely a horror great. Saw IV and V are "meh". They aren't terrible, but they certainly aren't as good as I-III.
The first three, definitely. IMO, the first one is the best and is definitely a horror great. Saw IV and V are "meh". They aren't terrible, but they certainly aren't as good as I-III.
3:17PM on 10/15/2009
I agree with slapshot...although if you really follow the story, there are parts in all of them that connect the dots
I agree with slapshot...although if you really follow the story, there are parts in all of them that connect the dots
3:55PM on 10/15/2009
Definitely check out the first one. Slapshot is right, its a horror great; keeps you glued to your seat until the end.
Definitely check out the first one. Slapshot is right, its a horror great; keeps you glued to your seat until the end.
1:06PM on 10/15/2009

Meh

The Saw franchise isn't as bad as some people let on it is. Granted it has lost the same appeal it did when it first started, but it's one of those series, that if you've seen them all, then you're gonna keep watching them, no matter how bad they get, just to see what happens next.
The Saw franchise isn't as bad as some people let on it is. Granted it has lost the same appeal it did when it first started, but it's one of those series, that if you've seen them all, then you're gonna keep watching them, no matter how bad they get, just to see what happens next.
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1:05PM on 10/15/2009

how bout this

when it stops making money, SAW WILL STOP
when it stops making money, SAW WILL STOP
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1:00PM on 10/15/2009

FINALLY

The first one is amazing, the rest range from forgivable to crap, so I am so glad to see the series will be ending soon.
The first one is amazing, the rest range from forgivable to crap, so I am so glad to see the series will be ending soon.
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12:49PM on 10/15/2009
I can see a time when we get a year free of the franchise. And then they make one PG-13.

Truth be told, maybe if Tobin Bell said he was through providing any cameos. Because c'mon, that man's voice is what's selling this thing (and Halloween).
I can see a time when we get a year free of the franchise. And then they make one PG-13.

Truth be told, maybe if Tobin Bell said he was through providing any cameos. Because c'mon, that man's voice is what's selling this thing (and Halloween).
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8:17PM on 10/15/2009
Yup , you know how shit goes down when they make a movie PG-13 .
Yup , you know how shit goes down when they make a movie PG-13 .
12:05PM on 10/15/2009
My guess is they're going to keep making them in some form or another until one finally tanks at the box office. I mean until then, why not keep making more?
My guess is they're going to keep making them in some form or another until one finally tanks at the box office. I mean until then, why not keep making more?
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11:33AM on 10/15/2009
they are gonna get up to 8?! well..if they are gonna go to 8 mind as well make two more at that point and end with 10. nice rounded out number. i can't believe they have gone up to 6 already.
they are gonna get up to 8?! well..if they are gonna go to 8 mind as well make two more at that point and end with 10. nice rounded out number. i can't believe they have gone up to 6 already.
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10:55AM on 10/15/2009
ive heard Shawnee Smith is a huge bitch.... so her in being in the spotlight doesnt matter to me.

But i do love the Saw flicks.. i just hope they head toward some sort of ultimate conclusion that ties together all the flicks. But from this report it sounds like the ultimate conclusion will only tie together flick 5-8... which would be annoying.
ive heard Shawnee Smith is a huge bitch.... so her in being in the spotlight doesnt matter to me.

But i do love the Saw flicks.. i just hope they head toward some sort of ultimate conclusion that ties together all the flicks. But from this report it sounds like the ultimate conclusion will only tie together flick 5-8... which would be annoying.
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10:26AM on 10/15/2009
I hate these films (besides the first two), but they might as well go for 10 and be done with it.
I hate these films (besides the first two), but they might as well go for 10 and be done with it.
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10:21AM on 10/15/2009
I will keep my mouth shut on this one, Im just not gonna see it.
I will keep my mouth shut on this one, Im just not gonna see it.
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10:02AM on 10/15/2009
I'm not understanding everyone beef with the Saw franchise. If you don't like, don't watch it. Don't complain. If you are a follower and turn out every year to watch them, then you have say on if you like it or not. But if you haven't even seen past 3, then you're not even worth talking too. Saw has transformed into a different tale and with each new film comes more story to that grand master plot.

I happen to enjoy the films, and find it awesome how each new tale strings together pieces
I'm not understanding everyone beef with the Saw franchise. If you don't like, don't watch it. Don't complain. If you are a follower and turn out every year to watch them, then you have say on if you like it or not. But if you haven't even seen past 3, then you're not even worth talking too. Saw has transformed into a different tale and with each new film comes more story to that grand master plot.

I happen to enjoy the films, and find it awesome how each new tale strings together pieces from all of the other films, even back to 1. And quite frankly, Saw is giving me the type of films that no one else is producing.

Keep em' coming
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10:01AM on 10/15/2009

MY BET IS ...

... SAW IN SPACE and then reboot and everything starts all over again. New similar franchise? No way, we've got SAW ...
... SAW IN SPACE and then reboot and everything starts all over again. New similar franchise? No way, we've got SAW ...
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9:40AM on 10/15/2009

the thing is

I'm no fan of Saw anymore, stopped after part 3.... but there are soooo many people that still go see these, so you can't blame the studio. If you could invest 30 Million, and have it turn into 40 million theatrical, then another 30 million on DVD sales... I mean, your making over 40 million profit.... these films are cash cows, cheap to make, make back their cost in one weekend.
I'm no fan of Saw anymore, stopped after part 3.... but there are soooo many people that still go see these, so you can't blame the studio. If you could invest 30 Million, and have it turn into 40 million theatrical, then another 30 million on DVD sales... I mean, your making over 40 million profit.... these films are cash cows, cheap to make, make back their cost in one weekend.
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9:07AM on 10/15/2009

Please...

Please...make them stop.
Please...make them stop.
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8:57AM on 10/15/2009

i loved the first one

prolly the only modern horror film i liked from the 2000's than i saw 2 and realized what was happening i caught three on showtime late one night and the same with four but im done with this nonsensedidnt see five and wont see 6...or 7...or 8.....or saw in space
prolly the only modern horror film i liked from the 2000's than i saw 2 and realized what was happening i caught three on showtime late one night and the same with four but im done with this nonsensedidnt see five and wont see 6...or 7...or 8.....or saw in space
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8:19AM on 10/15/2009
So that means that the tagline for Saw VI is bullshit? The game comes full circle my ass.
So that means that the tagline for Saw VI is bullshit? The game comes full circle my ass.
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8:52AM on 10/15/2009
I don't (and have no intention to) watch the Saw movies, but maybe this is like a TV series where one story line ends and another is introduced. Maybe the original story comes full circle and a new one becomes the thread for the series. As mentioned, this film series is all about the money. People need to stop watching it if they want it to end. Unfortunately, that probably won't happen.
I don't (and have no intention to) watch the Saw movies, but maybe this is like a TV series where one story line ends and another is introduced. Maybe the original story comes full circle and a new one becomes the thread for the series. As mentioned, this film series is all about the money. People need to stop watching it if they want it to end. Unfortunately, that probably won't happen.
7:52AM on 10/15/2009
Hopefully? Never.
Hopefully? Never.
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7:27AM on 10/15/2009

PLEASE FINISH IT

i just have this to say, DIE; DIIIIIEEEEEE
i just have this to say, DIE; DIIIIIEEEEEE
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7:05AM on 10/15/2009
Up until Part 5 I enjoyed the way the Saw movies linked together in an almost Lost-type way. Here's hoping that some of part 5's weaker elements are boosted by revelations in parts 6 & 7...
Up until Part 5 I enjoyed the way the Saw movies linked together in an almost Lost-type way. Here's hoping that some of part 5's weaker elements are boosted by revelations in parts 6 & 7...
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