Latino Review has kindly posted a transcript of an interview conducted with Patrick Melton, co-writer of Saws IV through VI, and now VII. A few interesting pieces of information were revealed in it, but due to the twisting nature of the Saw franchise, there are some fairly huge spoilers present, with bells on. So don’t carry on reading if you haven’t seen any of the currently released films, and you don’t want them spoiled.
The most interesting update actually concerns the title – Melton states that the intention is to call the film Endgame. I actually think that’s very cool, considering it’s not just another name with a number, although I’m sure it’ll end up being called Saw: Endgame, Saw VII: Endgame, or maybe even Saw 3-D: Endgame Traps Popping Out of the Screen Super Special Bonanza – In Cinemas NOW! As you’ll probably have gathered from the title, Melton states that this is the end of the Saw series of films, going against previous rumours that suggested another two films would come out after this one. He hopes to answer all questions and tie up all loose ends that we’ve been left with over the last 6 years:
VII is going to incorporate all six films and wrap things up, that is the intent, that is the plan as of now, how we can do that as effectively as possible.
Slightly bigger spoilers from here…
Melton also revealed that the fate of Dr. Gordon will finally be revealed (thank God), which is something many people have been waiting for since he disappeared at the end of the original, and didn’t return in any of the sequels. Melton assures us that:
…it will be resolved and it’s not going to be anti-climatic, I will guarantee that.
Good to hear.
Endgame will also potentially visit other “missing” survivors from the series, including Brit and Mallick from Saw V.
As has already been revealed, Endgame will be released in 3D, and I really hope this doesn’t affect the film negatively, with shots being changed just so they jump out at you – My Bloody Valentine was on over the weekend, and my God those shots were awful. Especially the one with the pick-axe and the eyeball. Animated horribly, and a shameless exploitation of 3D for attempted (and failed) “shock” value. I want Endgame to be made how it should be made, and not be forced to use 3D technology like that.
Saw IV and V started to go a bit “off,” but I’m hopeful that Endgame can finish everything with a bang, especially if it manages to bring everything together in a surprising way. I want something that we didn’t see coming…
Latino Review’s transcript contains more information on the finale, and some intriguing bits about how the writers have integrated certain events from the films into one another. They seem to put a lot more effort in than many people realise.