It Never Ends! Lionsgate Exec Says 'Saw' Franchise is Not Done Yet
Haven't they had enough after seven movies! This isn't a set-in-stone, kind of it's-coming-next-year bit of news, but it's basically a hint that Jigsaw is still alive—the Saw series, not the guy, though I would love to see him back one day. Bloody-Disgusting (via SlashFilm) caught mention of the Saw series in a new CNBC interview on this week (video here) with Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns. Alas, it wasn't much, but he said at one point: "I'm sure, some day, you'll see Saw back in the picture." As a reminder, this was the first Halloween in seven years that we haven't seen a new Saw film, as Paranormal Activity has taken over.
The last film, Saw 3D, was released Halloween in 2010, and still made a mediocre $45 million at the box office. We've been reporting (or rather, trying to report) that the Saw series would be coming to an end for quite a few movies now. I even remember running quotes about various sequels finally being the end, but always getting another, and I feel like that's the legacy this franchise now carries on. It will never end! As vague as Burns' "some day, you'll see Saw back in the picture" quote is, for any Saw fans still hungry for more, it's a tease that there is something coming. Who knows when, how, why, or any of that, but it seems Lionsgate has at least moved on and let other horror franchises open every Halloween weekend—for now.