New Details On ‘Saw VII 3D’

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 New Details On Saw VII 3DSaw VII writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan – who previously wrote the 4th, 5th, and 6th entries in the horror franchise  – chatted with Bloody Disgusting about the importance of 3D in the new film, some hints at the structure of its narrative, and whether this actually WILL be the final Saw movie.

Although the screenwriting duo responsible for Saw VII did not reveal any explicit plot details, they did confirm that the latest film involves several characters from previous Saw ventures that managed to survive the gruesome traps set upon them by the killer Jigsaw and his followers.

Here – in essence – is the central premise of Saw VII in Dunstan’s own words:

“A villain has decided to put them in a room with their worst vice and by god, a handful of ‘em survived…what do they want? Do they want revenge? Would they like to protect that? Where could that series go?”

The two writers did confirm the return of a specific character – one who would not merely re-appear via flashbacks or recycled footage from an earlier Saw film.  They also offered assurances that Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) would appear as well since – according to Melton – “the scenes that are never cut down are the ones with Tobin.”

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Well, being dead didn't stop him before so why should it now?

Will Saw VII have a flashback-heavy plot structure similar to that of Saw VI – especially given the involvement of characters from previous Saw films?  Possibly – according to Dunstan – as “there will be elements that have to be revealed. And that’s the benefit of having a nice fractured timeline, is you can always fill in elements of the past to support a nice moment in the future, in the present.”

Of course there’s also the issue of whether Saw VII will indeed be the concluding chapter in the franchise that coined the phrase “torture porn.”  While Melton felt that audiences would “feel a great amount of closure on where the franchise began and where it ends at the end of this one,” Dunstan was a bit more ambiguous:

“There are certain questions, I guess, that are answered that will provide a satisfaction to this. I mean, pretty much we’re trying to dance around the idea that we’re not supposed to say s— about whether it’s the last one or not. We’re just not.”

Translation?  Wait and see after the opening weekend box office results are in.

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Will Jigsaw terrorize the big-screen yet again after 'Saw VII?'

Both screenwriters were keen to stress that Saw VII was not only conceived from the beginning as a 3D experience – so the movie will be shot in that format, rather than converted during post-production – but that the extra dimension would not be used as a “cheap gag” or gimmick as it has been in previous horror films.

Dunstan had the following to say as well:

“… What I loved about the idea of potentially going into a ‘Saw’ movie in 3-D was not the sense of something poking you in the eye, which could be nauseating, but the sense of immersion. Like, we can actually put the audience in a trap this year. That’s bad-ass. That hasn’t been done. And now, when the audience recoils from something out of fright, the image is built to chase you.”

He also hinted that there would be the inclusion of a trap in Saw VII that he and Melton had originally conceived when writing Saw IV – one that had been left out of the franchise so far as it had been branded too brutal and disgusting to include.

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Just when you thought this was as horrifying an experience as you could have...

For the full interview with the screenwriters – which also includes thoughts from the two on Saw VII director Kevin Greutert – you should go HERE.

Saw VII will attack regular and 3D theaters in the U.S. on October 22, 2010.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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  1. do we really need more Saw films? Aren’t people already tired of this franchise already? lol

    • No not me.

    • Me neither. Every movie is always better than the last!

  2. The first Saw was one of the best horror movies I’ve ever seen. The sequels are garbage.

  3. Oh boy! Even MORE torture porn..

  4. Enough of the saw films!!

  5. Oh well, people’s curiosity factor will kick in again and enough loyal fans of the first Saw movie will watch it in the hope of it being better than the sequels and suddenly there will be another one to be made next year. Add 3D into the mix and it most likely will make enough profit from bloody firsty audiences to make another.

  6. Can’t wait for Saw VII!! So far I’ve enjoyed all of them. One of the few (only?) horror franchises in which the sequels are consistently good and some are even better than the original. Looking forward to the next and hopefully won’t be the last.

  7. I havent seen 5/6 yet. I enjoyed 1 + 3, but 4 really turned me off the series because I just cant follow what is going on anymore. Tobin Bell’s Jigsaw can go down in horror movie history as one of the scariest and creative characters. The first film was inventive and genre defining but has lead itself down the path of parody with constant sequels that just cant live up to the original.

  8. Definitely a huge fan of the Saw franchise. Wasn’t so much in the beginning but some of the sequels have converted me. Saw 2 is still one of my favorites. Saw 5 was weak but passable. I hear Saw 6 is much better – I need to catch that one before seeing Saw 7. Definitely a franchise worth continuing as long as they have immersive stories to tell.

    • Saw 6 is DEFINITELY better than Saw 5, I liked them all except 5, 5 wasn’t impressive, and the ending certainly was disappointing since the Saw tradition has always been to close the movie with shock and awe but that didn’t really happen in 5. Now 6 was much much better than 5 and I highly recommend it, can’t wait for 7! It’s ABOUT TIME they brought back Cary Elwes, loyal Saw fans have been waiting since the original Saw to see Dr. Gordon once again, he is very much alive & can’t wait to see which direction his character will go!

  9. significant returning character?
    carey elwes…

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    musta gave away the story

  11. I really loved all the Saw movies. Why did Jigsaw have to die?
    Can’t wait to see Saw VII. Why not let Jill take over? What ever happened to the Dr’s dauther? will that be addressed in VII? You see, there are a lot of unanswered questions that could be addressed in upcoming series, this doesn’t have to be the last, Keep them coming. The writers, directors, and everyone involved GREAT!!!

  12. Saw VI was one of the better ones in the franchise..I don’t know how it lost to Paranormal Activity as PA was a horrible movie that was pretty pointless to watch. For a 6th movie I think it definitely raised the bar on the franchise and set things up nicely for VII and hopefully more. VI was meant to bring closure to Jigsaw and his situation…now its time to focus on who is going to take over.

    • Saw VII will most likely go out with a bang. I loved all the Saw movies, the exceptions being Saw III, and Saw V. The only reason I truly loved the first one, was because of Dr. Gordon, and Adam’s role reversal, as well as one of the biggest twists in movie history. Though it had died down for a while, Saw VI made my addiction return. I have a feeling that Hoffman will get Jill in the end. And what about the unexpected ending Flanery is talking about? I think this series will end…without an ending. Though Hoffman will most likely get killed by Dr. Gordon for some reason, Bobby Degan(Flanery) will supposedly maintain the Jigsaw legacy, and keep the games going on forever. I truly hope they don’t make a Saw VIII, just because of the fact that it will most likely have a lacking storyline continuation. Seven is an awesome number to wrap up this facinating series. I can’t wait!!