Holy smokes do we have some goodies for you! Earlier this evening we broke the news that Kevin Greutert will step behind the camera for Lionsgate’s Saw VI, but that was just the beginning. Inside you can read about the traps in Saw V, how a 7-year-old created the big finale, how the film has three different endings, see who returns in the next sequel and get the big lowdown on the SAW videogame coming in 2009!
Today B-D was invited to a meet-and-greet with the cast and crew for Lionsgate’s upcoming SAW V at a swanky Beverly Hills bar. The booze was flying, the appetizers were great and the scoops were yummy…
Producer Marc Berg had a lot to say about the next film in the series, with the typical yearly chat about the traps. “[We have] six different traps, more gore” he tells Bloody-Disgusting. “People escape one trap, just to get caught in another; it’s closer in feel to the original SAW as thematically it’s about teamwork. I am far and away convinced that these are the best traps we have ever had,” he explains with a smile.
And for those of you who feel the films have become increasingly confusing, fear not! “This film is far less confusing and more linear, and there are TWO great twists,” he explains. “Just when you thought you figured it out, we twist again. We bring in some new characters that you really get to know… we bring in some peripheral characters that play out in SAW VI – the people that you think will live… not a chance!”
Berg also chatted with us about the return of Dunstan and Melton for the next sequel. “Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton are back as writers, we spent the day yesterday beating out the form of SAW VI. Lastly, of course we can’t make a SAW film without Tobin Bell as Jigsaw!” spilling the beans on Bell’s obvious return.
SAW V director David Hackl told us a little bit about the traps, and the strange person who helped design the grand finale trap. “A couple of years ago my son Sean, who is now 9-years-old, did a drawing that was hanging in my office throughout the making of SAW III and IV, and that became the design of the trap for this film,” Hackl tells us glowing with pride. “Certainly I could show you a drawing by a 7-year-old that would scare you all.“
Then the rumors started flying about some different filmed endings. “We actually shot three different endings, they each say different things, and set up the story for SAW VI in different ways,” Hackl tells Bloody-Disgusting exclusively. “Two of them are similar and one is very different!” Berg tells us all endings will be included on the DVD release.
Producer Oren Koules told us a little about the making of the upcoming SAW video game, which has been teased on the site a few times as of late. “Charlie Clouser is doing the music,” also adding that “it takes place during the timeframe of the first SAW.” He continues, “All the actors real voices are involved – and it is being written by Leigh Whannell and James Wan. The game will be available in October 2009 on all platforms, but the heads at the game company are not letting us talk too much about it.” Berg also explained to us that the game will be a walk -through where you pick up weapons along the way. He also joked that he thought the plotline was so good that he wishes he could use it for SAW VI, adding that they don’t want to make a movie based on the game.
Betsy Russell, Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Julie Benz and Tobin Bell round out the cast for SAW V, which hits theaters this October 24th.