EXCL: Saw 7 Producers Talk Actual Title, Traps, 3D

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor

Fans of the Saw series were divided this week when Shock Till You Drop broke the news about a title change occurring to Saw VII, due for release on October 22. The sequel is significant in that it marks the return of Cary Elwes, picks up where part six left off (a chapter that appeared to tie up many loose strings) and is, of course, in 3D.

If you missed our previous report, we were informed the title of the new entry would be Saw 3D The Traps Come Alive. However, I got on the horn with producer Mark Burg and Oren Koules today to discuss the moniker change.

Burg clarifies, “The title of the movie is Saw 3D.”

“The Traps Come Alive” is simply a tagline. Koules notes, “It’s a tagline that was added in and misinterpreted. Most of our movies have taglines. One of the things we talked about during the campaign – especially with shooting in the 3D process, the traps really do come alive and we wanted that clear in the campaign. But the title of the film is Saw 3D.”


Avatar To Re-Release Worldwide With Extra Footage On August 27


July 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster 3D sci-fi epic Avatar is going to be re-released on August 27 with some extra footage, which were never seen earlier.

The Academy award winning movie will be released again in 3D and IMAX theatres all over the world. The extra eight minutes will have some new creatures and action scenes.

On the addition of only eight minutes, the officials informed, “IMAX has permitted a maximum run time of 170 minutes. The original Avatar released in December 2009 had a run time of 162 minutes so the new version could add only eight more minutes”.

Audiences always wanted to see more of Pandora and hence the filmmaker came up with this new version.


Brad Pitt Beats R Pattz To Be Named Hottest Vampire


Brad Pitt has topped a poll of hottest vampires, beating Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson to the er, prestigious title.
Pitt played Louis de Pointe du Lac in Interview With a Vampire and it seems that over 15 years since the film’s release fans still remember his sexy blood sucking character.


Edward Norton responds: Losing Hulk role “makes me sad”


So Edward Norton won’t play the Hulk in The Avengers. We heard Marvel’s side. We heard from Norton’s agent.

But what does the actor himself have to say?

Here’s what Norton posted earlier today over on his Facebook page.


Watch men become monsters in Adrien Brody’s prison experiment


We’ve been waiting for news on this film forever, and finally the trailer has been released. The Experiment recreates the infamous Stanford prison experiment in 1971, documenting what happens when college students are transformed into prisoners and prison guards.

To be fair, this isn’t the first film to recreate Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Experiment. A German film called Das Experiment, which this American film seems to have been directly inspired by, was based loosely on the experiments.


I LOVE Zimbardo’s Stanford prison experiment. That, and Stanley Milgram’s work are by far my favourite social psychology experiments as they show a very interesting part of the human psyche, and paved the way to understanding  how environment and authority figures influence people’s behaviour. I’m not sure on how it’ll translate into movie form, though! It really could go either way. What do you think of Edward Norton’s facebook message? I love Edward Norton, but never saw him as Bruce Banner – I was looking forward to seeing him in The Avengers.

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