Other than gratuitous Costas Mandylor, lots of hopelessly convoluted plot twists and the obligatory musical crescendo signifying the end of the film, Saw VI co-writer Patrick Melton was on hand at Comic Con to tell fans what they could expect from the latest sequel.
Melton told Shock Till You Drop that “[Director] Kevin Greutert is an editor but, man, he knows horror movies…He knows all of the references we’re making but he’s very aware of controlling everything, what he’ll need in the editing session. But part four was too confusing, part five wasn’t confusing enough and this one hits the mark right in the middle. We have a really good ‘A’ story which makes all of the Tobin Bell flashbacks feel organic and not forced. There’s good pacing and finally there’s a resolution. Finally. Six could be done and that’s it, there could be no more. In terms of the John Kramer storyline, we put a nice bow on it. It’s fulfilling for people, I think.”
Melton also hinted at series newcomer Peter Outerbridge’s (Millennium) role in the fifth sequel: He’s great in this,” said Melton. “He plays a character named William and him and Tobin, they’re connected. Deeply connected. They have a wonderful back and forth. This film just feels more intimate than the other ones.”
Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan will both be back to pen Saw VII, which has already been greenlit.
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