Might We See More Saw Movies Beyond Just Saw VIII?
Due out in October is Saw VI, the latest installment in the horror franchise that began back in 2004. Not everyone is excited to see this continue, but as long it keeps making money (which it definitely does), Lionsgate will keep making them. The rumor going around is that Saw 8 (aka Saw VIII) is supposed to be the grand finale, but who knows what could happen. Bloody Disgusting caught up with Jigsaw himself, Tobin Bell, at E3 recently and asked him if he had heard the rumors. "Yes, I have," he says, before adding: "Final is a relative word. Especially in entertainment." Could we eventually see Saw 9 or even Saw 10?
They asked Bell if Saw 8 is indeed supposed to be the "final" chapter. "Yeah… I look forward to filling out the other pieces of the puzzle. There's some pieces that people still haven't seen." Any idea what that means? The story seems to get more elaborate with each new sequel (this upcoming one was even called "mind-numbingly complex" by its director), so I'm sure they can come up with more pieces of the puzzle at any time. "You always want to just keep the bar up," Bell says regarding the sequels. "If there's more good story to tell, it's good to have more opportunities to tell it." Let's hope there truly are more good stories.
So if everything keeps going well all the way through Saw 8, could we potentially see them continue? "In their wisdom, these producers always wait to see how the current film does. Six is finished and we’re just in the middle of talking about [seven]." Not a confirmation or denial, as is expected from the humble and soft-spoken Tobin Bell, but it's enough to keep Saw fans happy at least until 2011, when we'll see Saw 8.