Because the Universe Hates You, Lionsgate is Now Developing 'Saw 8'

November 5, 2013
Source: BloodyDisgusting


I don't want to play this game anymore. Though it seemed like the Saw franchise had finally run its course after 2010's gimmicky Saw 3D, audiences should know that there's no killing a horror franchise in Hollywood. Bloody Disgusting has word that Lionsgate has been very actively developing Saw 8, continuing the franchise launched by the original horror film from James Wan and Leigh Wannell. Supposedly the studio is looking for a a new direction for the series, which sounds a little more in line with what our own sources have told us as there are rumblings that the studio might be looking to reboot the franchise instead.

Lionsgate isn't rushing to get this one out the door, because they want to make sure they have a good enough story this time (unlike the last four installments). It's not clear if they will figure out some way for Jigsaw to return or if someone else will be running the malicious death game, but there's definitely interest from the studio to keep the franchise alive somehow. After all, they have to complete with the reigning Paranormal Activity series somehow. Honestly, continuing this franchise probably wouldn't be so annoying if they didn't plow through seven movies so damn quickly. Let fans breathe a bit and build some desire.

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  • A+ for the title of this article
    • son_et_lumiere
      plus bonus points for the line 'Let fans breathe a bit and build some desire.' if something comes along once a year, every year, without fail, why would anyone worry about quality?
  • Jon Chamberlain
    I actually want this. They wouldn't keep making them if there weren't people that didn't. I can think of far worse franchises, Twilight, Paranormal Activity, High School Musical and non film related Call of Duty. Yet they still make those because there is a market.
  • Brian Sleider
    I mean....they are fun movies. No real need to start a new franchise to sate the lust for gory dismemberment.
  • Bl00dwerK
    It doesn't hate me. I don't watch garbage...
  • Never 'Saw' any of them yet, maybe one day.
    • Christopher Philip Cinquegrano
      The first one was ok, wasn't as good as say hellraiser or nightmare on elm street though. Its like a C+ movie that unfortunately instead of getting better kept goin downhill with each sequel
    • Chris Groves
      The first is the best, if you go beyond that, at least go to the it's quite a nice trilogy(I like to jokingly call it the LOTR of horror) But if you go beyond the 3rd, then I'd suggest sticking to it to the end...the 7th kind of 'saved' the latter part of the franchise in my mind.
      • One day Chris, I'll go for it!
        • Chris Groves
          It's a pretty fun time. As someone who grew up a hardcore horror fan, I dig it because unlike a lot of long running horror franchises, there is a strong sense of continuity of characters and plot from film to film...with each movie revealing another layer to the total story instead of just re-using the same formula on a new group of people. I mean, they DO that, but in a better way than most. There's my two pennies.
    • avconsumer2
      Yeah, wasn't excited about them, caught the first three in a marathon on cable at some point - was pleasantly surprised. Super gory though - which I find entertaining (in appropriate films). Not ALL about the gore though, pretty well written imo. Had no idea there were seven thus far. Put 'em on your long list.
    • grimjob
      Clever one my fishy friend. I've only seen the first two. The first one is great, very well written, intense, great atmosphere. I enjoyed the second as well. I'd say at least watch the first.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    DO NOT DO IT LIONSGATE ! Not because of it doesn't bring money (YAHH , I definitely know it brings it) but because PROCEEDs DOESN'T MEAN JUST $$$. PRESTIGE is far more important than MONEY. I cant explain more but i think 7 sequel was enough for it (also 7th part was UN-complete and UN-satisfying like 5 previous sequels. First one was SHARP , ATMOSPHERIC & CLASSIC) TRY HARDER , SEARCH & EXPLORE NEW HORRORS (PLEASEEEEEEEEEE)
  • truong18
    they should made a horror movie in the same vein as the conjuring and insidious. those movies don't have gore and its still deliver the chill and scare creepy.and it still make a lot of money
    • disqus_JGr7FxyRat
      So if a movie has gore its automatically awful? Nice logic. Get off your high horse. Gore always has been and always will be a part of horror.
      • truong18
        I didn't said all the gore movies are bad. I'm just saying there are other types of horror movies that could still make a lot of money instead of keep going back and exploiting this particular saw franchise.
      • Neuromancer
        I'm amazed by how badly you interpret.
  • PikeyOneil
    Wait Hollywood..............something's wrong here, shouldn't you be REMAKING the original SAW right about now instead?
  • Eoghan-Tony Dwyer
    Why do people like this garbage? It isnt scary. It isnt dramatic. It isnt interesting. If I wanted to watch gore, I would just watch some real deaths online, which I wouldnt tho cuz thats fucked up, nearly as fucked up as enjoying a saw movie
    • avconsumer2
      I think you're taking it waaaay too seriously if you're THAT upset about it.
      • Eoghan-Tony Dwyer
        I'm not upset. It just annoys me that such inane shit is so popular
        • grimjob
          I could say the same thing about romcoms.
    • grimjob
      If you don't like the horror genre, that's fine. Just don't judge those of us who do.
  • YES! Great news! I love being in the minority in this pretentious group!
    • You know it's not pretentious to dislike increasingly bad horror and love good, original, non-repetitive horror, right?
      • It is when that's the opinion of EVERY movie that comes out...unless of course if paul anderson made it, then it's a masterpiece.
  • Chris Groves
    The 7th film was actually quite a proper, fulfilling end to the seemed to more or less tie everything up, and brought a cyclical aspect to the whole series(due to 1 key returning character from the original film). I don't really see the need to continue with an 8th. But the concept of death-traps is interesting enough, that a reboot could provide all sorts of interesting possibilities...but again, I'm not starving for that either.
  • avconsumer2
    On subject, if you haven't seen it... immediately youtube "living with jigsaw" - superbly done. (it helps to have seen at least one of the Saw's)
    • grimjob
      Watched that last week. Pretty damn funny, especially the razor blade bit. That had me laughing my ass off!
    • cobrazombie
      It was good, but could've been even funnier.
      • D.j. West
        The wine glass part was hilarious
  • Such heroic nonsense
    FUCK YOU LIONSGATE for greenlighting this garbage!!!
  • Lee Seymour
    S8W: EXPENDALE SUPREME After the horrific events from the past Dr Gordon and other Jigsaw followers have taken the game to the extreme. The Jigsaw faithful have taken over a multimillion dollar hotel and have all the guests as game players who need to beat the game to survive. As police try to enter and are terminated they have no choice but to call on The Expendables to Raid the hotel and survive the new Jigsaw game with each of Barney Ross' s men being put to the test. 40 floors! Each one an explosive terror... Live or Die... make your choice........ choose your weapon... Fight!
  • Nielsen700
    I'm a big fan of the series, but leave it alone. At least for a couple more years.
  • OfficialJab
    I like the series a lot, and I'm actually a fan of sequels that try (sometimes hopelessly) to tie different stories together and make clues out of things that seemed like nothing in a previous entry. 4 > 6 > 3 > 2 > 5 > 1 > 7 First one is so low because the best part of the series was Tobin Bell and he's not really in it.
    If you don't want more, don't go see it.
  • D.j. West
    I'd rather see a Devil's Rejects 2 than a Saw 8...
    • grimjob
      I like it, but I think it'd have to be a prequel of sorts.
      • D.j. West
        Captain Spaulding, Otis and Baby kill more people (either in hell or on Earth) and Sheriff Wydell has to stop them again.
        • grimjob
          Ok, sold! Give me more of those characters, and I will buy any plot he comes up with.
          • D.j. West
            I hope Zombie does it, but it would have to be batshit crazy and out of control, so he should seek help from Robert Rodriguez a few times...
          • grimjob
            You and I clearly have very similar tastes in movies.
          • D.j. West
            Only I think the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Dead Man are better than the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
          • grimjob
            Two great movies. I said similar, not exact.
  • DavideCoppola
    There are movies coming up that look far worse..
  • cobrazombie
    I don't mind this series. The next one better make up for the pink blood of the 3D one though.
  • LosZombies
    Sorry, theres no Saw flicks after Saw 2 for me.
  • dessaintes
    I was waiting for Saw 13 to start watching this series. Looks like I'll get to see my first Saw in 3-4 years then.
  • D.j. West
    I'd rather see an American Psycho 2, directed by Lars von Trier.
  • Kat Jennings
    Wow what an objective article you unprofessional asshole.




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