Lionsgate Ends The Saw Franchise in 3-D
It’s about damn time.
“After seven movies, more than $730 million in worldwide box office and 30 million DVDs sold, the grisly horror franchise Saw is hanging it up after the final film, Saw 3-D, out Oct. 29.
Producers and star Tobin Bell will make the announcement Friday at Comic-Con during the film’s footage presentation. “It’s time to stop,” says Oren Koules, a producer on all the Saw movies. “We have told the story we wanted to tell, and this is going to be a great farewell.”
But that’s child’s play compared with the final film, which was shot in 3-D and will feature 11 booby traps, nearly double the average for previous films. The film was re-edited and submitted six times to the Motion Picture Association of America to bring it from an NC-17 to an R rating.
“I’m surprised we got it,” says producer Mark Burg. “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.” [USAToday]
One can only imagine all of the blood, gore, and mangled lacefronts that’ll be virtually flying around in theaters this fall. It is an interesting way to finally close out the franchise and make healthy competition for Paranormal Activity 2 which will also be released on October 29th. I might have to sit these flicks out for bible study, but I encourage you all to go out an witness the carnage!