‘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.

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 and stars Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Ken Leung, Dina Meyer, Mike Butters, Paul Gutrecht, Michael Emerson. The film is directed by James Wan.

Sources: IGN UK
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Comments (27)

  1. Juicy Strawperry

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

    2 years agoby @Juicy-StrawperryFlag

  2. Luciano Racioppi

    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

    4 years agoby @Luciano-RacioppiFlag

  3. Major Tom

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

    4 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  4. Emmytt

    damn it!

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  5. TheMime

    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.....

    4 years agoby @themimeFlag

  6. Dan

    Epic f*cking fail. Just epic.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. Jakn

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

    4 years agoby @jaknFlag

  8. Furankisan

    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!

    4 years agoby @furankisanFlag

  9. skywise

    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.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. SpaceCowboy

    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.

    4 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  11. thrashnasty190

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

    4 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  12. Spack

    (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.

    4 years agoby @spackFlag

  13. Mka47

    @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

    4 years agoby @mka47Flag

  14. m2

    It's stupid but I don't care

    4 years agoby @m2Flag

  15. Ghostman

    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

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  16. TheDude1

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

    4 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  17. K.Guy

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

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  18. Jimthar

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

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  19. Dr.Carter

    The Saw franchise is dead. PERIOD

    4 years agoby @dr-carterFlag

  20. Corey W.

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

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  21. Replicant

    Stop it.

    4 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  22. Ghostman

    So I'm thinking this would be a Re-boot of the franchise, or an entirely new franchise stories expanding the Saw-Universe (which they hinted at on the commentary) Being a HUGE fan of the Saw films, i'm still skeptical as to if they should make more or leave it where it ended, which was a great way to close the book IMO.

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  23. LuxoIII

    Yeah, they've been doing "different takes" with each installment and they are almost indestinguishable. I'll pass.

    4 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  24. Diaigma

    I "saw" enough of this. More dismemberment and mutilation? No surprise :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  25. TheDude1

    As long as these two would be back as the writer and director then I'm okay with another movie. If anyone could continue this franchise it is these two.

    4 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  26. jae1169


    4 years agoby @jae1169Flag

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