In my daily perusings of Variety I got some news that caused me to drop my cornflakes. They have confirmed Saw VII for a Halloween 2010 release, because obviously, Saw VI will drop this year. It seems the promises of a closing chapter are still quite a while away as the $700 million juggernaut plows on. The two chief producers of the first six are still on board and it seems the director of the fifth, David Hackl, is on board for the seventh. He was also production designer for two through four. I believe they are tapping the secretary to the AD from the original to helm the eighth, so it’ll stay in the family.
Spoiler alert for those that didn’t catch the poster for Saw V but Jigsaw died in four (I think) so how can they continue? I say this as someone that hopped out after the third installment so maybe a commenter can catch me up. It just seems that the course has been run, but hell if they could last this long I’m sure they can continue to pull stories from their backside.
All jests aside this was expected by all and sundry, and will no doubt continue on until the end of time. Or the money stops, whichever comes first. You can hardly blame them, Saw V made money and the whole thing seems to have a solid fanbase. The continued dilution however has hurt what I saw (no pun meant) as a truly original horror in Saw. It had enough shocks and scares and twists without resorting, I don’t think, to torture porn as the end game. It was nearer Seven than Saw VII in opinion. If its your desire though you can see whats happening with Jigsaw and pals every Halloween from now until the apocalypse.
While I’m here though, I should point out a fancy new poster for Saw VI that Bloody Disgusting got their hands on. It promises the game coming full circle, so part seven is a reboot? Check the poster below.
What do you think? Do you want more Saw?