Saw VII And VIII Are Coming, And In 3-D
When the first Saw movie came out in 2004, it was a relatively new look at the serial killer movie with a nice twist ending that surprised audiences. Every year since then, however, audiences have been assaulted with an unrelenting barrage of blood and stupid that is perpetuated by consistent box office success (though last year's, Saw V, witnessed returns drop to $56.7 million domestically.) Prophesying that Saw VI will fall in line with the others (hint: low budget + sheeple= success), the writers and one of the producers have said that the Medieval torture gears for a seventh and eighth have begun to turn, this time with the added gimmick of three dimensions.
In an interview with IGN, series writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, as well as producer Mark Burg, revealed that a story thread has already been established to run through the next two films and that both would be filmed entirely in 3-D.
"Saw, just by the way it's shot, lends itself to being a 3-D movie," said producer Mark Berg. "...We want to be able to build the sets in a way that takes advantage of depth. We're going to design traps to come out at you."
Out of curiosity, what doesn't lend itself to being a 3-D movie? We have animated films (Up, Coraline, Monsters vs. Aliens), action-adventures (Journey to the Center of the Earth, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Avatar), concerts (U2 3D, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience) and now claustrophobic horror films. It could work though. After all, I was just thinking the other day how much I would love a razor sharp pendulum to be lowered over my face, but I hesitated because I didn't want to get blood everywhere. Thanks to Dustan and Melton though, I may get to have my cake and eat it too.
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