It looks like Lionsgate's Saw franchise is finally going to come to a close. I honestly never thought it would happen. Every year at Halloween for the last six years a new Saw movie has been released. It's become a Halloween tradition for several horror movie fans out there. But the film series is winding down and is ready to wrap everything up. I guess they can't make Saw movies forever.
Fact of the matter is there are only a few loyal fans to the series, and every year they release a new Saw movie the less money it makes. If the series is no longer making money, then there's no reason to continue making films.
One of the writers for the Saw franchise, Patrick Melton (Saws 4-7), recently was on a radio talk show and claimed the he firmly believed that Saw VII would indeed be the last of the franchise. Here's what he had to say:
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 there ya have it gang! Saw VII could very well be the last film in the series. Personally, I think it's about time.
So what are your thoughts on the Saw franchise finally coming to an end?
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