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SAW 7 Has Writers

Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton Writing Saw 7.

By Jarrod Sarafin     July 19, 2009
Source: Variety


Carlo Rota as Charles in SAW V(2008).
© Lionsgate/Steve Wilkie

Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate are showing no signs of halting their Saw franchise anytime soon. While previous reports had the upcoming Saw VI as a possible end to the profitable franchise, Variety is now reporting that Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton has been tasked with penning a script for Saw VII, which is expected to hit theaters October 2010.

The two writers have been involved with the franchise since the fourth installment and have also penned two Feast sequels along with The Collector, whick marks Dunstan's directorial debut.

Since debuting in theaters in 2004, the franchise has pulled in $668.6 million worldwide. The highest production budget for a film in the series was the last installment's price tag of $10.8 million.

Saw VI will hit theaters October 23, 2009.

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misterfancypants 7/19/2009 5:27:37 PM

Talk about beating a dead horse. This series became dull with the 3rd one.

redhairs99 7/19/2009 7:57:55 PM

Just goes to show ya if something's making the cash that it doesn't matter what the producers or studios say about this being the last one.  There will be more. 

I wonder if this 7th film will be a remake of the original.  Oh I know, it'll be prequel! 

Yes! The beginning of 6 prequel films that can go back to when Jigsaw was 6 years old and  his decent into darkness begins.  See, we only thought that the terminal cancer was the reason behind his madness.  Little did we all know too that Dr. Gordon, Jigsaw and Det. Tapp all grew up with one another in a small mid-western town.  They were the best of friends until they fell in love with the same girl.  And well, I could go on, but I'd hate to spoil all the surprises the producers have in store.

Miner49er 7/19/2009 11:27:03 PM

redhairs99, you forgot to mention in the prequel, their encounter with Jar Jar Binks.

Brodee 7/20/2009 12:21:05 AM

Feast 2 wasn't bad, but part 3 was just pure shit. I'm not interested in seeing another movie by the guys who wrote Feast 3. But unfortunately the Saw franchise won't stop until the flicks are no longer profitable.

JarrodSarafin 7/20/2009 12:57:06 AM

And that likely will never happen either, Brodee. Last one was produced for $10.8 million and made $14.3 million on its first day (Friday) of release. I agree with all of your thoughts on this though. It's over. Finish it and move on to something else, Twisted Pictures. Or just go with redhairs' plot concept...

needaname85 7/20/2009 4:04:23 AM

Ugh, by myself on this one I'm sure and I've ranted about it before. But I'm happy about this news. Don't be surprised if it goes as long as a decade. Yep all the way up to Saw X. It's become a tradition to see these with some buddies the first night it hits theaters.

I just thought of this, are these the two guys from the last season of Project Greenlight???

Darkknight2280 7/20/2009 4:34:26 AM

Mattloaf hit it on the head!! Although i have enjoyed most of the saw movies, they should really end it with this one (Saw VI) You can only beat a dead horse soo much.

hanso 7/20/2009 4:54:43 AM

I can't wait for the Saw remake.

wolfmanX 7/20/2009 5:19:02 AM

LFMAO HANSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was about to comment on my excitement with this news and your ass sidetracked me. :-)

SgtTechCom 7/20/2009 5:35:22 AM

Beat that Horse baby. I hope they make a Saw 25.

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