Even though the fifth entry was lame in almost every conceivable way, I must admit I dig the Saw franchise. Here at Dread Central we’re pulling for Saw VI director Kevin Greutert to redeem the series that at one time had so much teeth.
Kevin updated his blog today with a lengthy discussion of his post-production experience calling it “mind-numbingly complex”. Here’s a bit more:
“I made Andrew take today off. He looks fine, but he can’t be; the guy has been continually focused on editing this movie for months now, and it’s mind-numbingly complex, and it’s not easy being face to face all day and night with people as unhappy as the folks who live in Jigsaw’s World. Andrew has focused on the last ten minutes of the film for over a week now, and to put it subtly, it’s noisy. Strangers from other companies along the hallway have been coming up to me and asking, “What the hell is going on in there?” By the end of the night my mind is screaming, and I’m sure Andrew’s is as well.
Yesterday we passed a major turning point, and that’s the real reason we’re taking the day off. My confidence went through the roof when we sat and watched our latest work last night, and I couldn’t sleep for a new reason: I can’t wait for people to see the movie. I think it stands shoulder to shoulder with the best of the SAWs, and while I’m the least objective person imaginable when it comes to this, I think we’ve all done something really special.
The next step is showing it to the producers. This is a process that strikes terror in the heart of many directors, and I’m no exception. But if I’m correct, they’re going to be very pleased indeed.”
Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw’s legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw’s grand scheme is finally understood.
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