CATEGORIES Horror, New Releases, RumorMonger, New in Theaters, Movie Marketing, ComicCon, Features, Movie News, Comic-Con, New Releases, CinematicalAs we get closer to Comic-Con, we're starting to get a clear view of just who and what will be on display at this year's show. If you peruse press releases closely, occasionally you'll find some interesting tidbit that hasn't been officially announced yet. Like today, when one of them let slip that Lionsgate's Saw VII has a new title.
Jigsaw's latest movie outing has been known as Saw VII 3D or Saw 3D since it was first announced last fall. Not the most imaginative titles, but for a series that's milked a convoluted story and a tired premise for six films already, you have to admire the fact they were keeping it simple. That changes now, because according to a document we received today, the film is now known as ... Saw 3D: The Traps Come Alive. Cinematical has also since confirmed with reps that this is, in fact, the new title.
I'm sure this new title is a not-so-clever way to talk about the 3D component making things seem more "lifelike," but let's be honest -- it's a pretty horrible title for a film. Traps Come Alive makes it sound like a sequel to Maximum Overdrive. If this is the best subtitle you can come up with for a 3D film, you might as well just stick with Saw VII 3D.
Maybe someone will bring this up at Comic-Con, where the cast and crew of Saw VII will make an appearance on July 23rd. They'll be on hand to show exclusive footage from the movie and engage in a Q&A. This will be the first film in the series in 3D and the first feature shot on the SI-3D camera system.
Suggest some alternate titles below and then visit Lionsgate's site to apply for the position of title elf. They obvs need some help here.