‘Saw’ Franchise to Continue with an 8th Movie

Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns talks about how we'll see ‘Saw’ "in the picture" in the future.
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‘Saw’ Franchise to Continue with an 8th Movie

Saw may be coming back to Lionsgate Although Saw 3D hinted that the franchise was far from over, Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns recently interviewed with CNBC and revealed that the Saw franchise may indeed be resurrected.

"We have a bunch of franchises, I'm sure some day you'll see Saw back in the picture." the vice chairman said, speaking on the inevitable return of Jigsaw.

Can Lionsgate survive on The Hunger Games , The Expendables and Tyler Perry movies alone? Let's face it. The studio needs Jigsaw.

Saw 3D was released October 29th, 2010.

Saw was released October 29th, 2004.

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  • jasonkat • 4 years ago

    hey dont put me in this, jk. lol more like chucky vs that puppet. lol

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    • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

      LOL! Why again!? What...? "Saw 8: Jason meets Jigsaw"?!.

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      • ejk1 • 4 years ago

        @jasonkat I agree with everything you wrote in terms of being a director and making whatever it is you are directing as good as possible, but some scripts do not lend themselves to greatness. They may belong to a popular genre, which do not always require greatness to be profitable. Also, remember that it isn't the director we're taking about, it's the studio. If a film franchise makes the studio money, they will keep it alive, no matter how tepid the scripts are. If you as a director does not wish to make said film, they'll find an alternative, possibly a cheaper one.

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        • jasonkat • 4 years ago

          Im no MR PERFECT! but if i were to direct a film, i would give it my best to make it a masterpiece not thro watever idea that is givin to me just to close the book and put it out in theaters, yes the idea is making more than what it cost to make, but fot me, making a good quality film means more. Because you want your fans, the people, the movie critics to give your work an A+, at the same time, its good enough for another film. On the other hand if you sit there making movies just to cash in a paycheck not caring if the movie was good enough or not. then people are not gonna bother with it because they hated ur 1st "work"

          But not every director out there sees it like that.

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          • ejk1 • 4 years ago

            @jasonkat "But money means more to them than a good movie."

            Yep. While we the audience would love if all films were on the high end of the art spectrum, we have to remember that studios are not in the business of making quality art, but rather the business of making money. If a certain franchise continues to make money, bet on that franchise to continue. Why else would Saw continue? Why is Bay being sought for Transformers 4? And just you wait to see how much money Nolan and Bale are offered a year from now for Batman 4; we'll see then how set in stone the whole "TDKR is our last Batman film" mantra truly is.

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            • moviemaniac66 • 4 years ago

              Oh my God, just f*cking stop with these movies.

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              • jasonkat • 4 years ago

                I may not like saw, i may be tired of them but that doesnt stop me from not watching the next film. The only thing that changes there, is the fact that 60-70% f people dont go out to watch these films anymore, they wait for them on dvd or red box. or the big one.. wait til they air on tv in a few yrs, lol

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                • jasonkat • 4 years ago

                  @ejk1 i can very well agree with you there. Some movies are cheaper to make than others Sometimes the cheaper films are the 1s that bring in more money than those which cost more to make.

                  paranormal activity comes to mind.

                  But you gotta admit some films dont need sequel nomatter how much they will end up milking out of you. But money means more to them than a good movie.

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                  • brady1138 • 4 years ago

                    Typical. Saw VII was a devastating disappointment and, in no way, does not "change the game" as they claimed it would. I'll stick with I-III and ignore the existence of the others

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                    • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                      @jasonkat I think it has to do with Budgetary concerns. Saw looks like it costs next to nothing to make, and then garners a big enough box office to be a very profitable film for the studio, whereas superhero films have huge budgets, creating a great risk for profit loss.

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                      • thedude1 • 4 years ago

                        @kguy For the past two decades and even longer putting "The Final Chapter" in the title all but guarantee's a sequel in the horror genre.

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                        • Salemwolf711 • 4 years ago

                          just let it die already

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                          • kguy • 4 years ago

                            what part of "THE FINAL CHAPTER" does anybody not understand.

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                            • jasonkat • 4 years ago

                              How is it that super hero movies keep getting remakes/reboot, they only last up to 3 or 4 then they stop it there, but films like saw and fast & furious keep going & going.

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                              • slysnide • 4 years ago

                                Christ. No more "Saw" movies. Please. Two of them were enough. Thank you.

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                                • shuabert • 4 years ago

                                  I haven't been watching since Saw II.

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                                  • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                                    It won't get my money, but it's a sound business move. These films are very profitable.

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                                    • SherlockHolmes2009 • 4 years ago

                                      Saw it comin a mile away

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                                      • thedude1 • 4 years ago

                                        O Hell Yeah!!!! I f*cking love the Saw franchise.

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                                        • moviegeek • 4 years ago

                                          o.o

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