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'Saw VII' Is the End of the Franchise

February 09, 2010 02:56:50 GMT

Due to the bad performance of 'Saw VI', the horror franchise is going to meet its end with the seventh film which will be known as 'Endgame', so co-scribe Patrick Melton claims.


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While there were talks that there will be at least eight "Saw" films, Patrick Melton believes the franchise will meet its end soon. Speaking to Matt Horn and David Murphy from U.K. radio show Demon FM, the screenwriter of "Saw IV", "Saw V", "Saw VI" and "Saw VII" says the upcoming seventh movie will mark the end of the franchise.

"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," Melton states. He later reveals that the upcoming sequel will be known as "Endgame", saying "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."

Speaking of the reason why "Saw" will be ended, the screenwriter admits that the latest film did not perform well on the box office. "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," he explains. "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?"

Asked about rumor that "Saw" will be rebooted, Melton doubts that, saying "I've never heard that." He then insisted, "I don't think so, no. Ya know maybe, ha, maybe ten years from now. Ah, but I don't think so. At this point everyone is very focused on making 'Saw VII' and seeing if we can make this sort of the grand finale."

"Saw VII", which Patrick Melton said will made into 3-D film, has started production on Monday, February 8. This seventh installment of the horror franchise will see Tobin Bell returning to reprise his role as serial killer John Kramer, known as Jigsaw. Directed by Kevin Greutert, the forthcoming thriller eyes October 22 release in the U.S.

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posted by SawFan on Mar 15, 2010
Saw VII isn't the final saw movie cuz Saw VIII is coming next year
posted by ablair on Feb 27, 2010
I agree completely with you, Sona! Unlike any other horror franchise, the Saw films actually have character and a good story behind them. The traps are just a bonus because, well, it's a horror film! But, I really would like to see how they end it all and answer all of our questions. It has been a really fun ride, but I guess we have to move on... (for now).
posted by Sona Sway on Feb 11, 2010
I don't understand how the Saw franchise could be doing so poorly. There were 11 Jasons including the freddy crossover and well as Jason in space which we all know was just truly rediculas. Unlike Jason and Freddy, Saw as a real story as well as a real point to it. A morality point. I would like (if it is to end) a real big finish. I would like another trilogy or at another 2 films to tell this big story. As well as answer left over questions. Such as: Who left the mystery letter in Hoffmans office in Saw V ? That has yet to be answered. Also what happend to Dr. Gordon ? I am Saw addict and I am sorry, ubt I need know. This franchise has a real story to tell which we can all relate to and understand. So what if a few cry babies don't like it. Everyone is entitled to what they want and like. This i s no different. My girlfriend loves the Twilight Saga (by the way YUCK!) and I love Saw. It if it to end, then please end it the right way and give us fans what we deserve. Our loyalty has earned that much.
posted by real time with me on Feb 09, 2010
they'll start remaking them next year

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