Though Lionsgate rarely tips its hand with regard to casting and plot points for the Saw movies, a bit of possible casting news has hit the net that's pretty interesting.
Could this be an end of an era? According to writer Patrick Melton, Kevin Greutert's upcoming Saw VII 3D could mark the very last entry into the famed blockbuster franchise. Just when things were getting fun again!
Today's the day, folks! Saw VII begins principal photography with Kevin Greutert at its helm. This comes as a bit of a bittersweet pill. For one thing Saw fans should be thrilled as Kevin made Part VI one of the best of the series; however, the man's heart was set on making Paranormal Activity 2 for Paramount. All in all, we're sure he'll still make the best movie possible. Just a shame he had to be douched into making it.
The first casting news from the already controversial seventh entry into the Saw franchise, Saw VII in 3D, has hit the net and it yields no shockers. Yet, that is.
Holy cow, have things just gotten really interesting ... really fast!
We tried to keep it quiet by not mentioning it in our Saw VI Blu-ray and DVD review, but this is the Internet. News not only travels fast, in most cases it's also bootlegged and popped up on YouTube.
Ok. Color us speechless. It's no surprise that a sequel to the smash phenom Paranormal Activity is on its way. The movie made millions and dethroned the Saw franchise as October's biggest moneymaker.
"It's it's Halloween... It must be Saw!" is how Lionsgate has touted the latest sequels in the Saw franchise the past few years. They might need a new tagline when Saw VII in 3D comes out next year. This year, if it's Halloween... It must be Paranormal Activity. And a concert film starring a freaky looking dead guy. Not to mention Law Abiding Citizen and Couples Retreat, both of which easily outgrossed Saw VI.
While it's true that in most cases people root for the underdog, it's still a bit hard to believe how dramatically Paranormal Activity toppled reigning October box office champ Saw's sixth installment. But numbers don't lie, and although Saw VI is considered by many (including yours truly) to be the best entry in the series in quite some time, it still wasn't enough to stop the little juggernaut that could, Oren Peli's Paranormal Activity.
Here at Dread Central we typically wait until Sunday, when the final estimates are in, to report on weekend box office numbers. But the results from Friday are just too sweet not to pass them on to you guys.
The early buzz on Saw VI (review here) is that it's one of the better entries in the series so this latest contest opportunity ought to be of interest to those of you who concur with that assessment. Along with a signed picture of Costas Mandylor as Det. Hoffman, you can also win a certified special and valuable item that was used in the film.
Could it be? Could it really be? After the abysmal Saw V it seems that the sixth entry into this once flailing franchise gets things back in order and back on the fast track to Thrillsville! Stranger things have happened!
Despite the tagline for Saw V, audiences left theaters last year with only one thing to say: “I can believe how it ends.” But one year and another Saw later, the creators insist that fans will be much happier with the new installment.
The fourth TV spot for Kevin Greutert's Saw VI has arrived just in time to usher the film into theatres tomorrow. Are you ready to start playing games?