Remarkably, I don't think there has been any major updates on any of the films since IV hit theaters last year, so now is our chance to bring everyone back up to speed. Lionsgate has released some new information on both Saw V and Saw VI, including characters, a director, a plot synopsis, and much more. If you're still a fan of the Saw series, then you'll definitely want to hear about all the latest.
In Saw V, due in theaters on October 24th this year, Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) legacy. But when his secret is threatened, Hoffman must go on the hunt to eliminate all loose ends. The full cast also includes Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Carlo Rota, Julie Benz, Greg Bryk, Laura Gordon and Meagan Good. Producer designer David Hackl is directing with a script by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (of Feast and Saw IV).
Series producer Mark Burg spoke with Bloody Disgusting recently at a meet-n-greet for Saw V, and told them some juicy details about what to expect with the fifth installment. What he promises below sounds like it definitely won't let fans down.
"[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."
"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!"
These quotes just reminded me how entertaining this entire series really is and encouraged me to check out the first three again for the hell of it. Although we've updated you with the latest on Saw V, we've got some new information on Saw VI already.
Bloody Disgusting also broke the news yesterday that David Hackl won't be directing Saw VI, instead Kevin Greutert will take the reigns. Greutert will be making his directional debut with Saw VI, but he's no newcomer to the series. Greutert has edited all four of the films so far and is editing Saw V as we speak. If anyone, Greutert definitely sounds like he's familiar with the intricacies of the series at this moment and she be able to handle the sixth by himself.
How many of you are looking forward to seeing the newest Saw film?