Uh Oh, Saw VII to Be in 3D - Have They Jumped the Shark?
I think they've finally jumped the shark this time. I was okay with Lionsgate continuing the Saw franchise for upwards of 10 movies. I was okay with them constantly bringing back Jigsaw from the dead and/or rehashing him with flashbacks. But now they're going 3D? That's not okay! ShockTillYouDrop reports from the premiere of The Collector last night that Saw VII (the next sequel due out in 2010) will be in 3D. Apparently co-writer Marcus Dunstan (who directed The Collector) told them that they've decided to go 3D starting with the seventh Saw movie and have been working in advance to prepare the technical side of it.
Apparently the reason why Saw VII was announced so early (they normally wait until October once the latest movie is out and has made them buckets of money) was because they needed to start preparing to shoot everything in 3D - now we know. Former Saw production designer David Hackl is returning from directing Saw V (but not Saw VI) to direct Saw VII. This franchise is full of gimmicks, I get that, but they really didn't need to go 3D. If anything, this could kill the franchise (no pun intended), and that's no way to go out. They should've stuck with their guns - no need to fix what isn't broken. What gives, Liongsate?!