Lionsgate's Saw VII Retitled to 'Saw 3D The Traps Come Alive'
Here we go again. Lionsgate has officially retitled Saw VII, the seventh film in the horror franchise started by James Wan and Leigh Whannell in 2004, to Saw 3D The Traps Come Alive. STYD confirmed the title change and even got to speak with producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules, who explained the reason for the new name (although I think we already know why). "The Traps Come Alive" is just a tagline. "It's a tagline that was added in and misinterpreted… One of the things we talked about, [especially shooting in 3D], the traps really do come alive and we wanted that clear in the campaign. But the title of the film is Saw 3D."
Saw VII, or just Saw 3D, or Saw 7, or Saw 3D The Traps Come Alive, or whatever you want to call it, is a significant sequel in that it's the first film shot in 3D in this franchise, it picks up exactly where part six left off and will supposedly answer most remaining questions, and it also marks the return of Cary Elwes, who infamously starred in the first film. "Saw 3D is Saw on steroids," Burg says. "It's that good. I don't want to over-hype it, but it takes Saw to the next level. [Kevin] Greutert is the most talented of the Saw directors we've worked with." Well okay, but will that actually make any difference or will fans still write this one off?
"The only reason there is a tagline, is we didn't want to confuse people and make them think we re-did the original Saw in 3D. This is brand-new 3D technology. We talked about shooting six and then converting it in 3D, but we didn't like the quality of it," Burg says. So we know they are at least thinking about quality when it comes to the 3D. I used to enjoy this franchise, I would hit the midnight show every year, but after last year's Saw, I kind of lost interest. I don't want to see another one using 3D as a gimmick in the worst of ways. I guess I'll just hope for the best. Stay tuned for any updates on Saw 3D from Comic-Con and beyond.
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
No thanks, I'll be seeing it in non-3D. Get off the horse people, please!
Hedgehog on Jul 9, 2010
I'm not a 3D fan, but watching horror in 3D has its "camp" charm. A Datemovie kind of thing. rather have cheesy horror in 3D than action blockbusters.
ryderup on Jul 9, 2010
Yeah... D being the 4th letter in the alphabet... Saw 3D...Saw 7... makes sense.....HAAHHAHA ridiculous
awerffs on Jul 9, 2010
@hedgehog I second that motion. the 3D thing is wearing on me, 2D is just fine.
chlordane on Jul 9, 2010
eww, I'm sick of hearing about 3-D.
Xerxex on Jul 9, 2010
i dunno whats worse, this, or the final destination title
dee8 on Jul 9, 2010
That is the worst title for a movie and I'm a little ashamed that I'm a fan of the series. But I probably will see it in 2D. No 3D for me.
Daniel Felts on Jul 9, 2010
FU Hollywood - you can suck on your 3D all the way to bankruptcy court.
bozo on Jul 10, 2010
Is this franchise worth watching after no.4?
napoleonblownapart on Jul 10, 2010
okay, putting 3-D in your title makes it sound like shiz nit from the door. If any of you cared about your movie watching experience, then stop encouraging them by buying a ticket. I only watched about 15 minutes of number two i think, and turned it off. Never have I wanted to go back there again. Why this country is so obsessed with watching people be brutally murdered is beyond me. Seriously, we like our films to be realistic and interesting and all, but come on.
Eli on Jul 10, 2010
The two worse things put together, Saw and 3D. Saw sucked after 3 and 3D just sucks!
ZombiePride on Jul 10, 2010
This so called 3D new 3D Technology would add to the Experiance of watching Saw films becouse of the Traps. At least the film is been shot in 3D.
Cineprog on Jul 10, 2010
I have yet to see a 3D movie and I don't plan on starting with this one.
eric on Jul 10, 2010
Imagine guts flying at you in 3D! This better be the final one...
Jedibilly on Jul 11, 2010
Looking forward to it!
JASON on Jul 13, 2010
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