Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Could Saw VII be the final installment of the popular horror movie franchise? Screenwriter Patrick Melton, who co-wrote the last three Saw films and the upcoming seventh movie, claims the the series will probably end with the seventh installment, and they have even planned to wrap up the lingering questions.
The following quote comes from Melton on UK radio station 107.5 Demon FM as transcribed by LatinoReview:
“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. “
Melton says that the seventh movie should “solve all questions by the end” including what happened to Dr. Gordon, which Patrick promises “will be resolved and it’s not going to be anti-climatic.”
Of course, if the seventh film’s performance at the box-office is a dramatic improvement over last year’s installment, Lionsgate might greenlight Saw VIII and the series could continue further. Basically, as long as there are people to pay for it, there will be Saw films. The situation is that, if last year is any indication, less people are willing to pay for it.