Tomorrow at the 2010 Comic-Con panel for Saw 3D, Lionsgate officials and Jigsaw himself (Tobin Bell) will announce that the seventh film will indeed be the final chapter in the franchise.
Those devastated to hear this news (I suppose you do exist) now have a new teaser trailer and creepy one-sheet to check out, as a means of easing your inscrutable pain.
Saw 3D, the film formerly known as Saw VII - which features Saw VI director Kevin Greutert at the helm once more - revolves around several traumatized but still breathing individuals that have managed to survive Jigsaw's unfathomable traps.
The group seeks the assistance of self-help guru Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flanery), himself a survivor of the now-deceased killer's twisted games. But all is not what it seems as Dagen carries out his own dark, brutal campaign against his fellow survivors - I presume this will once again prove to have been part of Jigsaw's diabolical master plan all along.
Does Lionsgate's new teaser for the film (which you can watch below, courtesy of IGN) feature several brief shots of bizarre-looking contraptions ready to inflict unholy suffering upon their screaming, helpless victims? Would you expect anything else from the trailer for a Saw movie?
Those still yearning for some creepy imagery should check out the teaser artwork (brought to you via Bloody Disgusting) for Saw 3D below. Besides offering a disturbingly up close and personal look at an eye, there's an odd bit of Vertigo-inspired imagery going on with the superimposition of a colorful spiral over the iris as well.
Just in case you weren't sure, this is supposed to freak you out.
Producer Oren Koules has confirmed that the 3D flick will be the final Saw film, and that "We have told the story we wanted to tell, and this is going to be a great farewell." Because it was artistic integrity untainted by financial interest that led to a Saw movie being released once a year since 2004. :-P
Saw 3D will feature 11 deadly booby traps - about twice the average of previous films. The 3D pic was apparently re-edited six times before the MPAA finally gave it an R rating instead of an NC-17 so moviegoers planning to see it should expect a whole lot of gore to fly out from the screen at them.
Everyone else can spend their Halloween seeing if Paranormal Activity 2 is any good.
Saw 3D arrives in regular and 3D theaters in the U.S. on October 22nd, 2010.
Source: USA Today