Craven has stated in a few interviews that I've read that it is intended to be a new trilogy.
That's what was attributed to Craven in early press releases, and possibly a few interviews, but his tune has changed over the last several months. Heck, just last month he said, "It doesn't feel like my film anymore," and "I signed up to do a script by Kevin, and unfortunately that didn't go all the way through the shooting." I'm sure they'll make more installments if this one makes a pile of money, but Spiff
is right -- they really shouldn't. To keep on making sequels would probably turn the series into a parody of itself, like Saw
. "Beat this fucking horse until it bleeds money