Saw 3D Will Be the Last, Say Producers
07.22.10 by Ryan
Every long-running horror franchise has done it: a "final" chapter. Friday the 13th had its Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter and Nightmare on Elm Street had Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. The Saw franchise is the latest movie to have a "final chapter," only Saw 3D (a.k.a. Saw 3D The Traps Come Alive, a.k.a. Saw VII) won't reflect the end in the title. Instead producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules told USAToday that "it's time to stop."
We have told the story we wanted to tell," Koules continued. "And this is going to be a great farewell.
The farewell includes delivering the bloodiest and most gruesome Saw movie yet. Burg admitted he was "surprised" the movie was finally were given an R rating by the MPAA after six attempts to lower the initial NC-17 rating.
It's more violent than any of them. But it's in 3-D, it answers all the questions, it comes full circle. We have the goods on this one.
Boasting 11 traps (that "come alive" according to the movie's tagline), Saw 3D is clearly trying to outperform Saw VI, which fared poorly at the box office, losing to low-budget newcomer Paranormal Activity. "[It] didn't do what we expected it to," Burg admitted.
The official announcement will arrive tomorrow during the Saw 3D panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. We say, "why not?" It just recently worked for
Shrek Forever After, er Shrek The Final Chapter, which scored $234 million at the domestic box office and is currently #1 on the European box office charts. Jigsaw may have another trick up his sleeve after all.