We’re just days away from the release of Saw X, and Lionsgate have gifted us with a look behind the scenes.
In the short clip, not only do we get a look at the on-set action, but we also get some intriguing insights from the filmmakers and cast themselves.
Longtime series director Kevin Greutert said of the film: “It was our desire to make a film that feels like the early Saw movies.”
His sentiments are shared by franchise producer Oren Koules, who stated the following: “This, in our minds, is really Saw II, this movie takes place just weeks after the end of Saw 1.”
Production Designer Anthony Stabley praised the “trap team,” by stating: “One of the main challenges of this project was really putting together an excellent trap team,” Stabley began. “I feel like we have an amazing team. The fans are going to be happy, all the people that really love Saw.”
Star Tobin Bell praised Saw X’s cinematographer for effectively capturing the essence of the earlier movies, saying: “We’re working with a cinematographer here who has really just done a fabulous job.”
On his return, Bell also had some words to share on how he stops the audience turning on John Kramer despite his bloody ways: “My job is to bring humanity to John Kramer. The traps I leave to the people who are disturbed enough to come up with some of these… things.”
Similarly, Shawnee Smith had some words of disbelief about the fact she was asked to return after over a decade away; “It’s super… fun, to be able to go back all the way to the beginning,” Smith began. “The story is compelling, and Saw fans… next level.”
Finally, some words of hype come from producer Oren Koules, with him stating; “We really did this movie for the fans,” Koules begins. “We really tried to pay them back for their loyalty, the fans that have been there since Saw 1. That’s why there’s easter eggs, there are throwbacks, we just really tried to say; “You asked for this movie, we’re making this for you.”
Exciting stuff indeed! Saw X will release September 29th 2023, and we’re very intrigued to see how it performs.