Now that the storm has passed (for now), we caught up with Kevin Greutert from the set of Saw VII 3D, which is currently lensing in Toronto, Canada for an October 22 release via Lionsgate. While the director of Saw VI is still unhappy about being pulled off of Paranormal Activity 2, he’s looking at the bright side of things while working through a head cold.
“I’ve finished my first week of filming, and while my attitude toward the situation remains unchanged, film directing is still the greatest job in the world, and I have an excellent cast and crew working through this with me,” Greutert tels Bloody Disgusting from set in Toronto, Canada.
“At this point I view it as getting paid to go through a $17 million dollar one-man 3D film school program, so how’s that for looking at the bright side of a dark situation? Still scratching my head over how all this happened, but the die is cast, and I’m rolling with it,” he continues. “I’ve had a severe cold since Tuesday, and lost my voice entirely for a few days, but I’m not a much of a screamer anyway, so it was more amusing than anything else. As usual with SAW movies, we start with the simpler scenes first and then progress to the really crazy stuff, so given the state of the production at the moment, we’re moving into some very interesting times.”
If there’s one positive thing to come from all of this it’s that Kevin did a bang up job on Saw VI, maybe he can keep the franchise afloat?