‘Saw’ Will Return Says Creator James Wan!

The director and screenwriter of the original 2004 horror classic reveal they will come back if they're allowed to put a new spin on the series.
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James Wan and Leigh Whannell were recently at the Kapow Comic-Con event in London to promote their new movie Insidious, where they revealed that they might return to the Saw franchise. Here's what Leigh Whannell said about what it would take for them to return to Jigsaw's world.

"We would want to do something that is a bit of a different take. That's probably what it would take."

James Wan and Leigh Whannell directed and wrote the original Saw in 2004, although their involvement in the sequels was mainly limited to executive producer roles. While Saw 3D is believed to be the last installment, James Wan believes the franchise will return.

"I would say you can always count on capitalism, guys. That's all I have to say. It is finished for now, but the fact that it's such a huge, well-known franchise, means that it's going to come back at some point."

Click on the video player below for the full interview with James Wan and Leigh Whannell.

Saw was released October 29th, 2004.

Sources:IGN UK

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  • Juicy-Strawperry • 3 years ago

    @dr-carter so has been the Batman franchise since 1997 but still


    • Luciano-Racioppi • 4 years ago

      Why there are so many people that say that Saw sucks...I just don't get it...You guys don't like SAW? Then just don't watch it...and if don't watch it don't post comment on it....easy


      • movie-nut • 4 years ago

        AAAAHHH!!! Kill it!!! Kill it with Fire!!!!


        • emmytt • 4 years ago

          damn it!


          • themime • 4 years ago

            It would be more of an exciting news if it comes out to say that they are gonna give SAW a little time off.......This is ridiculous, it's like watching the same thing over and over again.....


            • dan1 • 4 years ago

              Epic f*cking fail. Just epic.


              • jakn • 4 years ago

                ugh...I hope these guys don't remake their own prject, 'Saw'.


                • furankisan • 4 years ago

                  Translation: Every project we worked on has bomb. But thanks to greedy America we can milk this Saw thing again.

                  Commentary on Saw 5-6 said the company wanted to go to 9-10. Another waste of a reboot. And Insidious sucked!

                  ps Insidious sucked!


                  • skywise • 4 years ago

                    This does not surprise me. Of course claiming that its the FINAL installment of a franchise will get people to see it. Its happend in a lot of the major horror franchises over the years. I never believed it would go away in the first place.


                    • SpaceCowboy • 4 years ago

                      Saw was supposed to be only one movie...then a trilogy...then it went too far. And now we have another sh*t series of Horror films with no end in sight. Oh happy days.


                      • thrashnasty190 • 4 years ago

                        Well that was surprising news..... (not)


                        • spack • 4 years ago

                          (Darth Vader in "Revenge of the Sith"): NoooooOooooOoooo!... Don't f*cking resurrect the series, just leave it as you've ended. Without ANY major plot twist, or freaking "Who's the damn killer?" susp*cions, the series (after 3-4-5-6-7) is trash!


                          Or at least do it in 5D so it would be worth for the ticket.


                          • mka47 • 4 years ago

                            @ghostman i can understand the hating that is going on. personally i'm not a big saw fan, although i do think the first one was awesome. great psychological thriller. However, as someone who wasn't super invested, the ones following that although the stories differ the gimmick is much the same, and all used gore and 'how messed up can we make this contraption or scenerio' as a crutch


                            • m2 • 4 years ago

                              It's stupid but I don't care


                              • ghostman • 4 years ago

                                I just don't understand all the hatin' going on about Saw. It's over....for now. Every film in the franchise may have the same 'Formula' but each entry has its own story element that are different from each other. Like director Darren Bousman (II-IV) said: "If you look behind all the bloody gore, and pull the curtain to reveal what it truly is, you have a movie about living life to the fullest and cherishing it, by taking life for the granted" I'll go through each movie and show how they're all different:

                                Saw- Really original and pyschological film that introduced us to the next Generations Iconic movie villian Jigsaw.

                                Saw II- Was more of a character study about Jigsaw and the regrets from Eric Matthews life as a burtallic cop.

                                Saw III-This was an ultra-violent gore fest that didn't really go anywhere in the franchise. Although it did answer a few questions from the first film

                                Saw IV- It was Jigsaw's Origin story. Being that this entry was parralel to Saw III, it also didn't touch new grounds to move forward.

                                Saw V- Simple cat-and-mouse chase film about blackmailing. Lacked in story.

                                Saw VI- Picking up where the 5th one ended, made it seem like V-VI are to be watched as one movie. Plus it re-energized the franchise bringing it back to their roots from the first film.

                                Saw 3D(VII)- The most radically different from previous installments. It had a tottaly different atmosphere and a nice pace up until the last 20 minutes that changed into a super-charged slasher with an anti-climatic end.

                                So as you can see, they are all not the same, but share the 'Formula' of Opening Trap+Re-cap of last film+Victim playing a game+Cliff-hanger ending= Saw Formula


                                • thedude1 • 4 years ago

                                  @dr-carter The Saw franchise is about as dead as the Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises.


                                  • kguy • 4 years ago

                                    I hate it when one film says final chapter and then all of the sudden there's another one, FRIDAY THE 13TH!!


                                    • jimthar • 4 years ago

                                      or they could just continue it with dr gordon as the new jigsaw and take it from there.


                                      • dr-carter • 4 years ago

                                        The Saw franchise is dead. PERIOD


                                        • corey • 4 years ago

                                          Well, if Wan brings it back then maybe. The first was the only great Saw movie.


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