Poor Kevin Greutert, you’ve got to feel for the guy. I understand business is business and contracts are contracts, but when you’re using a guy just to get back at a studio that’s just wrong and lacks in ethics. I also understand that there’s a lot of money riding on this whole feud between Paramount and Twisted Pictures/Lionsgate, but seriously folks, when is enough money enough? After six Saw films, these guys will never have to work another day in their life (if they don’t want to), while Greutert is just starting his filmmaking career. In my opinion, forcing Greutert back to direct Saw VII 3D instead of Paranormal Activity 2 – just so the two films won’t open against each other on October 22 – is like watching the producers of the Saw franchise dive into a charity fountain and swim for quarters. Am I wrong? Please, tell me if I am. Anyways, Greutert published a blog earlier today expressing his pain in the situation. It’s shocking to see something so public before a film goes into production — but wouldn’t you be pissed? Read what he had to say below.
Get up to date on the situation by reading here and here:
Removed from Kevin Greutert’s blog
“I just had the task of telling my 83 year old mother that no, I’m not going to be allowed to direct the movie we were all so excited about when my family last got together, and that I’m being forced to leave town before getting a chance to see her again. Yes, I’ll be filming people getting tortured YET AGAIN. So we’ll have to put off me making a film she can actually watch for another year. I’m not making this shit up.”