Yes, the seventh film of the Saw franchise will be the last one released. After $730 million made box offices worldwide, around 30 million DVD’s sold, and a whole lot of booby traps, the series of horror movies will come to close when Saw VII 3D is released later this year.
“It’s time to stop,” producer Oren Koules told USA Today. “We have told the story we wanted to tell, and this is going to be a great farewell.”
The seventh instalment of the Saw series is said to be the most gruesome, but they managed to dodge the NC-17 rating and settled with an R. Commenting on the rating, producer Mark Burg said “I’m surprised we got it,” continuing, “it’s more violent than any of them. But it’s in 3-D, it answers all the questions, it comes full circle. We have the goods on this one.”
Director James Wan’s first Saw film was produced for $1 million, filmed in 17 days, and made an outstanding $55 million, making the all of the following films possible. With the boundary-pushing gruesome content, it should come as no surprise that there are people who detest the films entirely.
Tobin Bell, who plays Jigsaw in the films, has a simple answer to those kinds of comments though. “If people don’t want to look at certain things, they shouldn’t go,” he says. “You can say what you want about it, but Saw fans have loved and supported it every year. We must have been doing something right.”
Saw VII 3D will be released on October 29.