ComingSoon reports that Saw 3D star Tobin Bell will join Lionsgate and the movie’s producers to announce at this week’s Comic-Con in San Diego that the latest upcoming Saw flick, the seventh in as many years, will be the series’ last.
“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.”
For the final installment of the franchise, director Kevin Greutert is pulling out all the stops: the film has twice as many booby traps as average, will be filmed in 3D, and has considerably upped the ante in terms of gore.
“I’m surprised we got it,” said producer Mark Burg, referring to the film’s R-rating, which required six reedits. “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.”
In the no-longer-NC-17 Saw 3D, “a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy and a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.”
Saw 3D stars Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Gina Holden, and Sean Patrick Flanery. The bloodiest Saw yet is expected to hit theaters October 22nd, as usual just in time for Halloween.
Update: Check out the just-released trailer below, which comes straight from Comic-Con and IGN: