By John Raybin, reporting from Hollywood, California. 10/27/10
This was a wonderful and unforgettable day. It was special because it's SAW 3D day and special because SAW 3D is the final SAW film. This last movie is awesome!
My close friend, Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman"), picked me up in a limo to take me to the premiere and party. We laughed and had a great chat on our way to the event. For the last five SAW movies, Costas and I have hung out together, especially during filming in Toronto, and in Los Angeles and New York. We've had a blast together......You are going to love SAW 3D. It's a great movie with twists and turns that will astonish. The 3D is superb and you do feel like you are in the traps. Before the movie began, producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules and Director Kevin Greutert thanked Lionsgate, the crew, the actors and everyone involved with the SAW franchise. So many past and current stars and crew were in the audience, including all the SAW directors - James Wan, Darren Bousman, David Hackl and Kevin Greutert. Also there - past and current actors from the franchise...Shawnee Smith ("Amanda"), Tobin Bell ("Jigsaw"), Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman"), Cary Elwes ("Dr. Gordon"), Betsy Russell ("Jill" - Jigsaw's Wife), Tanedra Howard ("Simone"), Gabby West (SAW 3D), James Van Patten ("Dr. Hefner"), Leigh Whannell ("Adam") and many, many more...this film will satisfy every fan...the action is non-stop and the twists will blow you away. The party was held right near the famous Mann's Theatre (where the premiere was) at Level 3...great party, open bar, plenty of food, a SAW photo booth and SAW movie clips were played on giant screens....I spoke at length with Costas, Shawnee Smith, Leigh Whannell and Cary Elwes during the party...these are all friends that I've spent time with over the years in Toronto watching the SAW movies being made....Costas and other SAW actors are autographing special SAW 3D related memorabilia (go to: collectsaw.com and officialsawstore.com to see what's available)....This premiere was my favorite one of all the ones held since the beginning of the franchise, because I got to see so many SAW related friends. A great night for SAW 3D. Unforgettable night. Unforgettable and incredible - that's what I call SAW 3D.
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Photos from the Premiere of SAW 3D - Hollywood, California - 10/27/10
Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman")
Gabby West (SAW 3D)
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* Betsy Russell ("Jill" - Jigsaw's Wife)
* Sean Patrick Flanery ("Bobby")
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Meet Costas Mandylor and Gabby West
Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman") and Gabby West (SAW 3D) will both be appearing at the Long Beach Comic-Con (Long Beach, CA) on Saturday, October 30 from 12-4 PM. Get their autograph and take a photo with Costas and Gabby.
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Betsy Russell stars as 'Jill' in SAW 3D. Photo courtesy of Lionsgate
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Cary Elwes stars as 'Dr. Gordon' in SAW 3D. Photo credit: Brooke Palmer
Sean Patrick Flanery stars as 'Bobby' in SAW 3D. Photo credit: Brooke Palmer
An Interview with SAW 3D Director Kevin Greutert
Interview conducted by John Raybin of officialsaw.com, officialsawstore.com and collectsaw.com
I spent a lot of time on the set of SAW 3D, and I came away very impressed by the work of Director Kevin Greutert. He was as cool and collected on the first day of filming in Toronto, Canada, as he was on the last cold day of the shoot in April. Kevin is very passionate about the SAW films, and he has put his heart and soul into each of the movies -- he was the editor of the first five SAW films, he directed SAW VI, and now SAW 3D. Kevin's talent and dedication has had a tremendous impact on the SAW franchise, and he gave his all making the last SAW movie.
Below are some questions I posed to Kevin Greutert.
John: Is there a character in the SAW franchise that you identify with (most)?
Kevin: My favorite character is Amanda, because she's such a troubled soul, and so passionate, but I'm not sure I identify with her personally too much, not in my current life anyway. I'm very attracted to Jigsaw's love of complexity, and his rather dark view of the human condition. But I swear I've never killed anyone.
John: What are the challenges filming outdoors compared to shooting indoors in a controlled environment?
Kevin: It was freezing cold and often raining when we shot most of our exteriors for SAW 3D. We also shot at night, and at the end of our schedule, so the crew and I were dog tired when we suddenly started working from sun down to sun up. Sometimes you get a lot of local noise when you shoot on location, but we were pretty isolated so that wasn't a problem.
One of our traps was shot in a big public square in downtown Toronto. We shot half a day, then suddenly the rain began to really pelt us, so we had to send hundreds of extras home early. Also the sun was winking in and out from behind skyscrapers, which posed a major challenge for the lighting team. But we still managed to get the scene.
John: Sean Patrick Flannery and Chad Donella are two new faces that we will see in SAW 3D. They are also darn good actors! How do they impact the final SAW film?
Kevin: They both brought a tremendous amount of skill and passion to the project, and were very useful to me when it came to polishing the dialogue and the blocking (which is the positioning of the actors in the scene). I think they both enjoyed the physical demands of their parts, and the emotional intensity of their characters' experiences. We were all very pleased with what we'd done when we finished.
John: Does filming in Canada, with basically the same crew and many of the same cast for each movie, give you an edge? Does the family atmosphere assist you in making a great film?
Kevin: The Toronto crew brings an increasing amount of expertise to the SAW chronology every year. At this point everyone knows the narrative and characters very well, and it's fun to watch them debate the continuity of the storyline, the accuracy of props and wardrobe and makeup.
John: What's the harder job, being a director or an editor?
Kevin: Director! An editor is expected to do the best with the materials that he is given, while a director is expected to create miracles. Directors have to keep their eyes on all parts of the film making craft, business and human drama at all times. On the other hand, the challenges are what make directing a fascinating job.
John: What makes SAW fans so special?
Kevin: At this point I have met hundreds of SAW fans, and they don't fall into easy categories. Many are almost too young to watch the films without parental supervision, but some are middle aged, and occasionally even older. They come from all countries, ethnicities, and walks of life. On top of the love of being scared by movies, they tend to enjoy having fun with each other as well, whether they're sparring over arcane details of the series, dressing up like SAW characters, or just goofing around.
John: Favorite film of all-time (outside of SAW)?
Kevin: Like everyone, I have many favorites. They include: Aguirre, Wrath of God; Blade Runner; Giants and Toys; Beyond the Valley of the Dolls; Night of the Iguana; Doctor Zhivago; 2001; etc etc.
John: Favorite Director?
Kevin: Werner Herzog, David Lynch, David Lean, Wes Anderson, Yasuzo Masumura, Hayao Miyazaki, Ishiro Honda, Stanley Kubrick, Spike Jonze, John Boorman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Sergio Leone, Powell/Pressburger, etc etc etc.
John: Favorite Actor?
Kevin: Warren Oates, Klaus Kinski, Richard Burton, Joan Fontaine, Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr, Oliver Reed, Alec Guiness, Daniel Day-Lewis, Keira Knightly, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, James Cagney, etc etc etc.
John: As a director, do you have many regrets?
Kevin: Only that I wish I'd gotten my first job sooner.
John: Do you think the SAW films are misunderstood by critics?
Kevin: Often I read between the lines of a bad review and get the sense that the critic didn't even see the movie, or doesn't like horror films, or doesn't like gore. The SAW films have gotten plenty of good reviews, in any event, and they are respected by many within the film world, not only because they are financially successful, but because we have managed to make them for the same release time each year, and because the crew is so consistent.
John: It must be fun to be living your dream each day as a director of a legendary franchise?
Kevin: Being a director is the best job in the world, despite the very great challenges that come along with the career.
John: SAW 3D is the final SAW film. Why is it time to end?
Kevin: We would like to go out with a bang, not a whimper, so everyone has agreed to decree SAW 3D the final chapter. No one wants to see the series deteriorate in quality, as is often the case when something good goes on for too long.
John: Fifty years from now, how will the SAW films be remembered?
Kevin: Will anyone even be alive? If there is still electricity, it will probably best be used to create food, not playing films. But maybe I'll be surprised, and the series will be on its fourth reboot, starring Daniel Matthews' son!
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The End of SAW
Fans have been bombarding our office with calls and emails since the major news broke last night!
SAW 3D will be the final film in the legendary franchise...As the news became official last night (7/21/10) and word spread to fans everywhere, Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman") and I toasted the SAW franchise at a Hollywood (California) hot spot. Costas starred in SAW III, SAW IV, SAW V and SAW VI, and he stars in the final film, SAW 3D. We fondly remembered all the great moments on and off screen, and we looked back on the last day of filming of the series 3 months ago. That emotional last day of filming was an all-night shoot...I'm so glad I was there to witness the final moments of filming....You will love SAW 3D!
Dr. Gordon is Back!
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The legendary Cary Elwes ("Dr. Gordon") returns in SAW 3D - the 7th and final installment of the "SAW" franchise. SAW 3D will be released on October 29.
During the filming of SAW 3D, we (Raybin Management, LLC) conducted an exclusive autograph session with Cary Elwes ("Dr. Gordon").
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Filming Completed on SAW 3D
The filming of SAW 3D - the 7th â€œSAWâ€ movie was completed today (Monday, April 12, 2010) at 7:28AM Eastern Time.
The last day of Principal Photography (filming) began on Sunday night at 9:21PM Eastern Time. The final day of filming took place outdoors in Toronto, Canada. SAW 3D will be released on October 29, 2010.
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New "SAW" Photos from the "SAW" - Wizard Convention and After-Party in Toronto, Canada - March 26-28, 2010
Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman") and Betsy Russell ("Jill" - Jigsaw's Wife) at the "SAW" - Wizard After-Party during the Toronto Comic Con - March 27, 2010.
Larissa Gomes ("Emily") at the "SAW" - Wizard Convention in Toronto, Canada - March 28, 2010.
Dan Heffner (Executive Producer) being interviewed by Teddy Wilson of SPACE TV at the "SAW" - Wizard Convention - March 26, 2010.
Alex Kavanagh (Costume Designer) being interviewed by Teddy Wilson of SPACE TV at the "SAW" - Wizard Convention - March 26, 2010.
SAW 3D - MONDAY (3/29/10) - REPORT FROM THE SET IN TORONTO, CANADA
MONDAY MORNING - (3/29/10)
Hi, this is John Raybin from officialsaw.com reporting exclusively and live from Toronto, Canada from the set of the 7th installment of the SAW franchise - SAW 3D. Filming of SAW 3D has begun again after a RARE Sunday of filming...and to make it even more unusual - it was a day of filming outdoors. ...Yes, SAW 3D filmed outdoors in Toronto on a Sunday - unfortunately it rained during part of the day. However, the SAW 3D crew and actors took it in stride and were still able to get filming done....We'll be posting some new SAW photos of some of the stars away from the set (tomorrow)...
SAW 3D opens in theatres on October 29, 2010. We will have more news in tomorrow's set report. Stay tuned to: officialsaw.com
SAW 3D - SUNDAY (3/28/10) - REPORT FROM THE SET IN TORONTO, CANADA
It's Sunday Morning (3/28/10) and filming of SAW 3D has resumed (on SUNDAY - a RARE SUNDAY of SAW filming)....Hi, this is John Raybin from officialsaw.com reporting exclusively from Toronto, Canada from the set of the 7th installment of the SAW franchise - SAW 3D....Yesterday, (Saturday) was a very busy day on set - I was able to spend some time on set in between managing the SAW booth at the WIZARD Convention in Toronto...Shooting began yesterday at 7AM and ended 12 hours later. All I can say was that there was lot of screaming on set - from an actor. The acting was intense and the screaming in this scene was unforgettable. I will remember this scene fondly - it was that well done. A terrific - special scene....The set and design teams have done outstanding work on this movie.... Thanks to everyone who came by the SAW booth at the Toronto - Wizard convention yesterday. Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman") and the beautiful Betsy Russell ("Jill" - Jigsaw's Wife) loved meeting fans, and signing autographs and taking photos with everyone...The SAW BILLY Puppet was also on display on Friday and then had to return to the set (everyone was talking about the Puppet at the convention)....There was a great SAW/Wizard function in Toronto at night on Saturday and we'll post photos later this week...SAW 3D filming will be finished in two weeks - this has been a memorable and exciting shoot. Fans will love SAW 3D. The actors and crew are extremely excited about this movie. SAW 3D opens in theatres on October 29, 2010. We will have more news in tomorrow's set report. Stay tuned to: officialsaw.com
SATURDAY (3/27/10) REPORT FROM THE SET OF SAW 3D
It's early Saturday Morning (3/27/10)....and filming of SAW 3D will resume in a few hours (on a RARE weekend day of SAW filming)....Hi, this is John Raybin from officialsaw.com reporting exclusively from Toronto, Canada during filming of the 7th installment of the SAW franchise - SAW 3D....There was no filming on Thursday and Friday, but much of the crew was getting ready for upcoming filming...On Thursday, Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman") and Betsy Russell (the beautiful "Jill" - Jigsaw's wife) made a big splash at the big Microsoft - Wizard Party to kick-off the SAW/WIZARD tour of major cities across North America. Almost every media company in Canada interviewed Betsy and Costas. On Friday, there was a terrific SAW panel discussion at the Wizard Convention in Toronto with Costas, Betsy, Dan Heffner (Executive Producer), Alex Kavanagh (Costume Designer) and Jim Murray (Prop Master). The panel was moderated by SPACE TV, and SAW fans got to ask questions from the SAW panel. It was a lively discussion - funny, interesting and SAW fans got to take photos and interact with the SAW panel. The SAW BILLY Puppet was also on display and everyone who came by the SAW booth took a photo with the PUPPET....On Saturday, Costas and Betsy will sign autographs for fans at the Wizard Toronto Convention.....and see the SAW stars in-person all during 2010 on the Wizard tour in major cities all over the USA. Details at: wizardworld.com....SAW 3D filming will be finished in two weeks. SAW 3D opens in theatres on October 29, 2010. We will have more news in tomorrow's set report. Stay tuned to: officialsaw.com
SAW 3D SET REPORT FROM TORONTO, CANADA (3/24/10)
Hi, this is John Raybin from officialsaw.com reporting exclusively and live from the set of SAW 3D in Toronto, Canada...shooting started at 11 AM this morning and will continue late into the night. As filming gets closer to the finish line, the days become more intense and more electric. New and exciting characters have come aboard - fine actors that make SAW 3D a rich and rewarding movie...Lots of blood today. Lots of blood!....Besides watching SAW 3D being filmed in Toronto, I am also here on the 1st step of the SAW - Wizard Comic Con Tour. This tour at WIZARD Conventions will make stops in many major cities over the next year. Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman") and the beautiful Betsy Russell ("Jill" - Jigsaw's Wife) will be meeting fans this weekend in Toronto. Fans that come this weekend to the show will see The SAW Billy Puppet (the actual PUPPET used in the SAW movies) - and there will be a great Q and A Panel discussion with the cast and crew. Additionally, there will be a display of amazing props that were used in the SAW movies (For more info on the cities on the Wizard Tour - go to: wizardworld.com). The traps that have been built for SAW 3D are intense and engrossing. You will not be able to take your eyes off the screen when the traps are on display....Just spoke to Costas - he is extremely pumped up for SAW 3D - he loves working on this movie! And yes, he still loves sushi....We will have a good deal of news in tomorrow's set report. Stay tuned to: officialsaw.com
Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman") - Part 2 of our Exclusive Interview
This is John Raybin from officialsaw.com with the 2nd of our 2-Part Exclusive Interview with Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman").
John: You are going to be meeting fans on the Wizard Comic Con Tour in different cities in North America. That will be fun.
Costas: Yes, it will be a lot of fun. I love meeting SAW fans, posing for photos with them and signing autographs. I know theyâ€™re showing the SAW props in each city on the tour as well. And SAW fans are the very best. They know every detail of every film. I am always stopped by SAW fans wherever I am and they always tell me something special about one of the SAW films. On the Wizard Comic Con Tour (wizardworld.com), I will be going to a bunch of cities over the next year in between my other projects and when I am not filming. I'll be in Toronto at the end of March (March 26, 27). These Wizard shows are very large and a lot of fun.
John: Will there be surprises at any of the shows?
Costas: There will be great surprisesâ€¦ and thatâ€™s all I can say! Come to the Wizard-SAW shows in the different cities to find out what I mean!
John: Does it feel good when fans stop you and recognize you as â€œHoffman?â€
Costas: Oh sure. It means the movies are having an impact, and they are. People know about SAW all over the world. And every fan Iâ€™ve met has been very kind and excited about the films. Itâ€™s a lot of fun for me to meet these people in person. Theyâ€™re very special.
John: Out of all your scenes in the SAW movies, what's one of your favorites?
Costas: The scene when Jigsaw has me strapped to the chair in SAW 5. Tobin [Bell] and I spent so much time preparing that scene. We spent a lot of time together thinking of ideas and talking about our characters. It was a great scene, and working with Tobin is always a pleasure.
John: I know you're a big sports fan. What's your favorite sport?
Costas: I love every sport. I'm a huge sports fan. I love playing and watching soccer. I love them all.
John: When you first started playing the character of "Hoffman" in SAW 3, did you ever think this role would become as huge and important as it is now?
Costas: There was talk about it, but I wasn't sure. Now that I'm involved with SAW I understand how it's one of the most influential and important franchises in the world. I'm extremely proud to be a part of the SAW family.
John: Can we do some more word associations? I say something, then you say the first thing that comes to mind?
Costas: Of course. But, can I say more than just one word this time?
Costas: Okay, go.
John: Tobin Bell ("Jigsaw").
Costas: He's SAW. Extremely talented actor - a wonderful man. Love working with him.
John: Shawnee Smith ("Amanda").
Costas: Lovely, sweet, kind and a real good actress.
John: Kevin Greutert (Director, SAW VI, SAW 3D).
Costas: Terrific director. Knows SAW inside and out. I like him.
John: Whatâ€™s â€œHoffmanâ€ like in SAW 3D?
Costas: I really canâ€™t give too many details, but I love the character, and I love playing him. The story for SAW 3D is terrific. Itâ€™s a pleasure for me as an actor to be a part of something as special as the SAW franchise. I love SAW 3D. Frankly, Iâ€™m having a blast. Like I said before, John, it really doesnâ€™t get better than this. Iâ€™m blessed.
This is John Raybin from officialsaw.com with the 1st of our 2-Part Exclusive Interview with Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman").
John: Costas, we first saw you in SAW III...it's now SAW 3D, what's it like playing "Hoffman" for the fifth time?
Costas: John...it doesn't get better than this!
John: What makes working on a SAW movie special?
Costas: It's everything. You can't just name one thing. We all work together, like a team. Many times in the movie business, you know, you do "your" thing on set, that guy does "his" thing... it's like that. When you're working on a SAW movie, it's different. I'll give you an example, many times Tobin [Bell] and I will take a walk together and talk...about the film, about our characters, how our characters relate to others and what we can do to make the story even better. Tobin really cares. I've said it before, but it's worth saying again....and again. The man cares. He works very hard and anyone who's ever watched a SAW movie can see that. The producers and writers and directors are the same way. Mark and Oren [the SAW producers] know the franchise better than anyone because they've been here since the beginning. They got SAW on its feet. They knew how special this thing was before anyone else, and they've stuck by it. I'm very appreciative that they picked me to be in the SAW films.
John: Do you like filming in Toronto?
Costas: I love it. Toronto is a lovely city. It's vibrant and alive. Great place. Great people.
John: The crew on every SAW film loves you. What's your unique bond with them?
Costas: I try and make them laugh. I work hard and I respect each and every one of them. They work so hard and they care. We have the best bunch of people behind the scenes.
John: It sounds like you're living a dream with the SAW films.
Costas: I am. I feel very fortunate that I was picked to be in these films. It's a dream come true.
John: Can we try some "word associations?" I'll say a word, and then you say the first word that pops into your head.
Costas: Okay, sure.
Costas: A character that has changed the horror world.
Costas: (laughing) Where?!
John: Describe the fans of SAW in two words.
Costas: Smart. Fantastic. I've been fortunate enough to meet many of them. Everyone involved with the movies knows how passionate and dedicated the fans are. We all know that we're dealing with a very special group of people. This isn't a group that's going to be entertained by seeing the same stuff twice. That's why each year we have to all work together to raise the bar higher. The fans support us, and we all owe it to them to do the very best we can.
John: What do you think the fans are going to say about SAW 3D?
Costas: I think they're going to be very pleased. Like I said, we know who we're dealing with....these are the fans of SAW, and they deserve the best. I think the film's story is very good, very clever, there's enough story, blood and traps to please the fans, and it's in 3D. I'm excited about this film.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of our Exclusive Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman") interview on officialsaw.com
CHAD DONELLA JOINS THE CAST OF SAW 3D
This is John Raybin from officialsaw.com with more exclusive casting news!
Chad Donella has joined the cast of SAW 3D (now filming in Toronto, Canada). If you are a fan of the franchise, you will be intrigued by this very talented actor. You certainly won't forget Chad in SAW 3D.
More Exclusive casting news coming later this week from officialsaw.com ... Stay tuned!
EXCLUSIVE SAW 3D CASTING NEWS
This is John Raybin from officialsaw.com with exclusive casting news! Tanedra Howard is reprising her role as "Simone" in SAW 3D. As you'll remember, "Simone" (Tanedra Howard) cut off her arm in the opening scene of the last SAW movie, SAW 6.
More Exclusive casting news coming later this week from officialsaw.com ... Stay tuned!
John Raybin's Thursday (2/25/10) Report from the SAW 3D Set
Thursday, February 25, 2010...SAW 3D Set Update -- Update from the set of SAW 3D in Toronto, Canada. Hi, this is John Raybin of officialsaw.com and collectsaw.com reporting from the set of SAW 3D...It is snowing in Toronto but the filming of SAW 3D goes on....Thursday was long (in a very positive way) and expanded upon yesterday's important filming of a KEY scene.....That's how big and pivotal this scene is for SAW 3D....I had a lovely chat with Betsy Russell ("Jill"). Betsy is beautiful in person and looks sensational in SAW 3D. She is loved by her fans and frequently gets noticed around the city of Toronto when she is off-set. Betsy is a lovely woman and she is always smiling...We are going to do FREE giveaways on this site starting March 1. FREE GIVEAWAYS for 6 weeks to celebrate the filming of SAW 3D.....Everyone is talking hockey up here because Canada is now in the semifinals of the Olympic Tournament. Hockey is king here. I watched last night's game with Producer Mark Burg and Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman"). We discussed hockey and SAW 3D....Mark and Costas are putting their heart and soul into this movie. And it shows. This is gonna be one helluva great movie...On Tuesday, we will have a full length exclusive question and answer interview with SAW star Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman")...More updates and surprises are coming so check back for SAW 3D updates.
John Raybin's Wednesday (2/24/10) Report from the SAW 3D Set
This is John Raybin from officialsaw.com and collectsaw.com reporting from Toronto, Canada...I've been on set this week for the filming of SAW 3D, and today was one of the most thrilling days in all my years on a SAW set. Wednesday, shooting began at 8:30AM - and it featured many actors in a very mysterious and INTENSE setting. Ingenious and beautifully acted (and Director Kevin Greutert really has the actors and crews pumped up).....I had dinner with Costas Mandylor ("Hoffman") last night. While we were eating Sushi (Costas loves Sushi!) a whole bunch of female fans noticed him right away and instantly knew that it was "Hoffman" from the SAW movies (Costas wanted me to make sure sure that he said "hi" to all his fans - He loves HEARING from fans and he is incredibly gracious when he meets fans in Toronto and around the world)...I spent time today with Marcus Dunstan, the co-writer with Patrick Melton of SAW 3D, and SAW IV, V and SAW VI -- Marcus directed THE COLLECTOR (a terrific movie that comes out on DVD in April). Marcus and Patrick also wrote the movie. Marcus has a great laugh and loves the SAW fans attention to detail and the care they have for the franchise.....There are new actors in this movie - and they impact SAW 3D greatly (wonderful performances)....SAWMANIA 2 is coming and we're going to display props that HAVE NEVER been shown to fans before - and we will have details on SAW guests soon...Everyone has been asking me when cast members will be announced for SAW 3D - Answer: stay tuned, stay tuned!...Had drinks also with Executive Producers Dan Heffner and Peter Block who have been with the SAW franchise from the beginning (they are 2 special and talented men, and funny, too)..We will have a rundown on today's fiming later today -- it's going to be a big day and another day of filming that will shock fans when SAW 3D is released in October.....
Friday SAW 3D Set Update
Friday, February 12, 2010...SAW 3D Set Update -- Update from the set of SAW 3D in Toronto, Canada. Hi, this is John Raybin of officialsaw.com and collectsaw.com reporting from the set of SAW 3D...First week of shooting is wrapping up. Monday is a holiday so the cast and crew have a long three day weekend to relax and prepare for a busy second week of filming...Busy day on set....Lots of violence and death this week (this is an understatement!!!!).....I am back in the office next week, and then I return to Toronto and SAW 3D the following week for a killer of a week...We've been getting a ton of emails and phone calls with questions about SAW 3D. Will try to answer what I can.
Question: Do the SAW movies ever film on weekends?
Answer: It's a grueling shoot - Monday to Friday. No weekends.
Question: Do any of the actors have any input on what they are shooting?
Answer: Absolutely. The producers and the directors - they all listen to what the actors suggest. It's a collaborative effort. You've all heard the stories about how involved Tobin Bell ("Jigsaw") has been....
Question: What's the first thing you did on set this year?
Answer: I was watching a scene being shot (an unusual scene, that fans will talk about for a long time).
Question: What impact will the 3D technology have on this movie?
Answer: It's a huge, positive step. It will take SAW to a different level. Everyone on set is intrigued and fascinated by 3D.
Question: When will I know if SAW 3D is a kick-ass movie?
Answer: You'll know within the first three minutes.
Thursday SAW 3D Set Update
SAW 3D Set Update......Thursday, February 11, 2010 -- Update from the set of SAW 3D in Toronto, Canada. Hi, this is John Raybin of officialsaw.com and collectsaw.com and I'm on the set of SAW 3D...We're getting a ton of emails and phone calls asking me to divulge more about what's happening on set. I'll answer what I can, but most everything is top-secret...Filming today began at 9:30AM.....I sat with Producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg on set watching filming today. Mark and Oren are putting their heart and soul in to this film and it shows.....A key scene was filmed this morning that ran into the afternoon. Lots of violence - and violence that we haven't seen before. Fans won't forget this part of the movie....3D is taking the series to a new level - more cameras, more detail, more everything...Director Kevin Greutert is a trooper. He's feeling a bit under the weather but he's working hard and making things happen....We will get to a lot of questions from fans beginning tomorrow...Stay tuned to officialsaw.com for daily reports from the set of SAW 3D.
Tuesday Update from the Set of SAW 3D
Toronto, Canada - Tuesday, February 9, 2010....this is John Raybin of officialsaw.com and collectsaw.com reporting on the 2nd Day of shooting of SAW 3D. Filming began at 9AM this morning. ....Everyone eats together in the lunch area. Crew and actors. Was joined at lunch by the beautiful Betsy Russell ("Jill")....Betsy is gorgeous. And she has some great lines in SAW 3D...spent a good amount of time looking over the traps today. Two words: "Very Bloody"...3D is the future for all films. The crew is having a good time working with the future of filmmaking....Dan Heffner, Executive Producer keeps everything rolling on set. Lots of comradery and this film is running smoothly....I think this SAW film has more twists than any other. And you won't see them coming. Stay tuned to officialsaw.com for daily reports from the set of SAW 3D.
1st SAW 3D Set Report from Toronto, Canada - February 8, 2010
Toronto, Canada - February 8, 2010....this is John Raybin of officialsaw.com and collectsaw.com reporting on the 1st Day of shooting of SAW 3D. I am on set in Toronto. Day started very early. Loved the 1st scene that was shot. Crew and actors are working hard and are very enthusiastic...SAW is a special place, like a family.....I see almost the same family every year when I am on set for each SAW movie. The SAW crew stays almost completely intact from movie to movie.....This family atmosphere makes the SAW movies unique and special.... No one cares or works harder than the SAW family. I'm having dinner with a legend tonight....got a glimpse of the SAW 7 traps today...I think fans will be blown away by the traps in this film. Stay tuned to officialsaw.com for daily reports from the set of SAW 3D.
SAW 7 Set Reports from Toronto
Beginning Sunday, February 7th (the day before filming begins), check out the Exclusive SAW 7 Set Reports from Toronto!
As he does every year, John Raybin of officialsaw.com and collectsaw.com will report exclusively from Toronto, Canada, the site of filming for SAW VII. Check back every day for his exclusive reports and interviews with the stars and crew of SAW 7.
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"I just got back from Toronto, where we finished the final mix. (Executive Producers) Jason Constantine, Peter Block and myself were all there. The final mix is amazing and this could easily be the best of all the Charlie Clouser scores....I have said it before, but I do believe that this (SAW VI) is the best of all the SAW movies. The movie looks and sounds amazing and I can't wait for the audience to see it."
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"SAW" FANS WENT CRAZY FOR COSTAS MANDYLOR ("HOFFMAN") AT COMIC-CON
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COSTAS MANDYLOR ("HOFFMAN") AND BETSY RUSSELL ("JILL" - JIGSAW'S WIFE) DOING MEDIA INTERVIEWS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR AUTOGRAPH SIGNING ON THE FLOOR OF COMIC-CON IN SAN DIEGO, CA.
IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND OFFICIALSAWSTORE.COM REPORTING FROM THE FLOOR OF COMIC-CON IN SAN DIEGO, CA...COSTAS MANDYLOR'S ("HOFFMAN") AND BETSY RUSSELL'S ("JILL" - JIGSAW'S WIFE) AUTOGRAPH SESSION WAS FROM 2-3PM (PT), JULY 23, 2009...THE LIONSGATE BOOTH IS MOBBED! FANS ARE EVERYWHERE - THEY LOVED MEETING COSTAS AND BETSY, AND EVERYONE WANTS TO SEE THE PREVIEW OF SAW THE VIDEO GAME...STAY TUNED TO OFFICIALSAW.COM FOR OFFICIAL SAW 6 NEWS!
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EXCLUSIVE SAW 6 REPORTS FROM THE FLOOR OF COMIC-CON
JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND OFFICIALSAWSTORE.COM WILL BE REPORTING EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT SAW VI FROM THE FLOOR OF COMIC-CON IN SAN DIEGO, CA. STAY TUNED TO OFFICIALSAW.COM!
SAW VI FILMING (PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY) HAS CONCLUDED
SAW VI FILMING (PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY) ENDED ON TUESDAY, MAY 12. OVER THE SPRING AND SUMMER, POST-PRODUCTION/EDITING WILL TAKE PLACE IN TORONTO, CANADA, CLOSE TO THE OLD SAW VI SET. THE MOVIE WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 23. STAY TUNED TO OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM FOR OFFICIAL SAW 6 NEWS AND UPDATES.
A GREAT DAY FOR "SAW" FANS
A GREAT DAY FOR "SAW" FANS...MAY 8, 2009, 6:39PM (ET): IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING ON THE FILMING OF SAW 6...SAW 6 IS CURRENTLY FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA...FILMING IS ALMOST COMPLETED...I'M SO GLAD I WAS AROUND TO SEE SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND CRITICAL SCENES IN "SAW" HISTORY BEING FILMED. YOU WILL BE VERY IMPRESSED BY DIRECTOR KEVIN GREUTERT'S WORK...AND WAIT TILL YOU SEE THESE TERRIFYING TRAPS...TOBIN BELL ("JIGSAW") IS MASTERFUL IN SAW 6. SOME OF HIS BEST WORK (EVER)!....COSTAS MANDYLOR ("HOFFMAN") AND I HAD DINNER TOGETHER AND WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT SAW 6 AND SPORTS. COSTAS IS A HUGE SPORTS FAN -- ESPECIALLY, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, HOCKEY AND SOCCER (HE WAS A TERRIFIC SOCCER PLAYER BEFORE BECOMING AN ACTOR)...THE SAW 6 CAST AND CREW ARE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO OCTOBER 23 (THE DAY SAW 6 OPENS IN THEATERS)...THEY KNOW THIS WILL BE A GREAT DAY FOR "SAW" FANS!...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY SAW VI SET REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
BLOOD, GUTS AND MORALITY
BLOOD, GUTS AND MORALITY...MAY 5, 2009, 5:31PM (ET): IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING ON THE FILMING OF SAW 6...SAW 6 IS CURRENTLY FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA...THE PAST 2 DAYS OF FILMING HAVE BEEN HEART-STOPPING. VERY EXCITING, AND I WITNESSED ONE OF THE MOST CRUCIAL SCENES EVER SHOT IN "SAW" HISTORY -- BLOOD, GUTS AND MORALITY!....LESS THAN ONE WEEK LEFT OF FILMING....I WAS SITTING WITH COSTAS MANDYLOR ("HOFFMAN") YESTERDAY IN HIS TRAILER IN BETWEEN FILMING OF SCENES. HE TOLD ME THAT "FANS ARE GOING TO REALLY LOVE SAW 6"...BETSY RUSSELL ("JILL" - JIGSAW'S WIFE) IS TERRIFIC IN THE MOVIE. SHE'S ALSO GORGEOUS (AND A LOVELY PERSON) AND I LOVE CHATTING WITH HER....WENT TO THE WEEKLY PARTY THROWN BY THE PRODUCERS. IT'S ALWAYS A FUN TIME. THE CAST AND CREW ARE VERY PUMPED UP ABOUT THIS FILM...BY THE WAY, A BUNCH OF US WERE CHATTING ON SET ABOUT THE SAW (ROLLER COASTER) RIDE AT THORPE PARK OUTSIDE OF LONDON (ENGLAND). "SAW THE RIDE" IS A BIG HIT. THE INCREDIBLE RIDE ALSO SHOWCASES THE "TIM THE RACK MAN TRAP" THAT WAS USED IN SAW 3...ONE OF THE BIGGEST FAVORITES WITH THE CREW IS SHAWNEE SMITH ("AMANDA"). WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE SHAWNEE IN SAW 6. YOU WILL BE PLEASED...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY SAW VI SET REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
NEW SET UPDATE
NEW SET UPDATE...MAY 1, 2009, 6:18PM (ET): IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING ON THE FILMING OF SAW 6...SAW 6 IS CURRENTLY FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA...I HAD LUNCH ON SET TODAY WITH COSTAS MANDYLOR ("HOFFMAN")...COSTAS MANDYLOR IS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST PEOPLE I'VE EVER MET...HE'S VERY EXCITED ABOUT HIS ROLE IN SAW 6 AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE FANS' REACTIONS COME OCTOBER 23 (WHEN SAW 6 OPENS IN THEATERS)...I CAN TELL YOU NOW - EVERYONE IS GOING TO LOVE COSTAS IN THE NEW MOVIE!...NEXT WEEK, COSTAS FILMS ONE OF HIS MOST PIVOTAL SCENES...I SAW PETER OUTERBRIDGE ("WILLIAM") IN ACTION YET AGAIN TODAY...WHEN "SAW" FANS WATCH SAW VI, THEY WILL KNOW WHAT A GREAT PRESENCE PETER HAS ON SCREEN...I SPENT TIME WITH SET DECORATOR LIESL DESLAURIERS TODAY...LIESL WAS ALSO THE SET DECORATOR FOR SAW 2, SAW 3, SAW 4 AND SAW 5. IT WAS A REAL TREAT SPENDING TIME WITH HER ON SET TODAY...SHE HAS DONE AN AMAZING JOB WITH THE SETS IN SAW 6...THERE IS A LITTLE OVER A WEEK LEFT IN FILMING, AND THE CAST AND CREW ARE IN FINE SPIRITS. THEY KNOW THAT SAW 6 WILL REALLY PLEASE THE FANS...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY SAW VI SET REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
MORE CAST NEWS
MORE CAST NEWS...APRIL 29, 2009, 5:11PM (ET): IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING ON THE FILMING OF SAW 6...SAW 6 IS CURRENTLY FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA...PETER OUTERBRIDGE IS A FINE ACTOR, AND â€œSAWâ€ FANS WILL BE WATCHING HIS EVERY MOVE WHEN SAW VI OPENS IN THEATERS ON OCTOBER 23. I LOVE WATCHING HIM WORK ON SET. PETER PLAYS "WILLIAM" IN SAW VI -- AND HE'S A MAJOR REASON WHY SAW VI IS GOING TO BE A BIG HIT...I CAME AROUND THE CORNER AND I WAS CONFRONTED BY ONE OF THE MOST TERRIFYING TRAPS I'VE EVER SEEN. THIS TRAP WILL SCARE THE HECK OUT OF FANS...LESS THAN 2 WEEKS LEFT IN THE FILMING OF THIS MOVIE. THEN POST-PRODUCTION BEGINS...THE PLOT LINES AND WRITING MAKE SAW VI STAND-OUT....AS I WAS LOOKING AROUND THE WARDROBE AREA, I NOTICED HOW MUCH CARE AND GREAT WORK GOES INTO OUTFITTING THE ACTORS....KEVIN GREUTERT IS IN FINE FORM. HE HAS A LONG DIRECTING CAREER AHEAD OF HIM...MAJOR FILMING DAYS AHEAD! STAY TUNED FOR DAILY SAW VI SET REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
4TH WEEK OF SAW 6 FILMING
4TH WEEK OF SAW 6 FILMING...APRIL 24, 2009, 5:44PM (ET): IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING ON THE FILMING OF SAW 6...SAW 6 IS CURRENTLY FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA...THERE ARE MANY MOMENTS IN SAW 6 WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO SAY THE FOLLOWING: "I DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING" AND "THAT'S ONE OF THE BEST TRAPS I'VE EVER SEEN"...YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO TAKE YOUR EYES OFF OF TOBIN BELL ("JIGSAW") IN THIS MOVIE...THE SCENE IN SAW 5 WHEN "JILL" (BETSY RUSSELL) OPENS THE BOX CAPTURED THE ATTENTION OF ALL "SAW" FANS. IT'S A CLASSY-LOOKING BOX (AND I CAN'T SAY ANYTHING MORE ABOUT THIS BOX....)...FILMING IS PAST THE HALF-WAY POINT. SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SCENES WILL BE FILMED SHORTLY. IT HAS BEEN A VERY BUSY WEEK ON SET IN TORONTO. AN IMPORTANT WEEK...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY SAW VI SET REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
HANGING OUT WITH THE NEW SAW VI CAST MEMBERS!
FROM JOHN RAYBIN AT OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM
BEFORE DINNER IN TORONTO, I HAD A DRINK WITH TWO NEW SAW VI CAST MEMBERS...THE BEAUTIFUL JON MACK IS IN SAW VI AND SHE IS CAPTIVATING. BESIDES BEING AN ACTRESS, JON IS A SINGER AND MODEL AND SHE IS THRILLED TO BE A PART OF SAW VI. FANS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE THEIR EYES OFF HER....JON AND I WERE LATER JOINED BY JIMMY (JAMES) VAN PATTEN, WHO RETURNS TO THE â€œSAWâ€ FAMILY IN SAW VI. IN SAW IV, JIMMY PLAYED DR. HEFFNER (FROM THE AUTOPSY SCENE). JIMMY IS A GREAT GUY TO HANG OUT WITH AND HE LOVES BEING IN THE â€œSAWâ€ MOVIES. IT WAS FUN WATCHING HIM ON SET, AND SEEING WHAT THE WRITERS HAD IN STORE FOR HIM.
STAY TUNED FOR DAILY SAW 6 SET REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
INGENIOUS "SAW" CREW
12TH, 13TH AND 14TH DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING...APRIL 17, 2009, 6:27PM (ET): IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING ON THE FILMING OF SAW 6...SAW 6 IS CURRENTLY FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA...THIS HAS BEEN A BLOODY WEEK. A BLOODY WEEK INDEED...THE PRODUCERS AND WRITERS AND DIRECTOR KEVIN GREUTERT ARE INGENIOUS - WATCH SHAWNEE SMITH ("AMANDA") IN THIS MOVIE AND YOU'LL SEE WHY....THE TRAPS IN SAW 6 ARE VERY CLEVER, SCARY AND MIND-BOGGLING - THEY ARE THAT GOOD....NO ONE MAKES YOU SMILE MORE THAN COSTAS MANDYLOR ("HOFFMAN"). I HAD DINNER WITH HIM ONE NIGHT, AND I COULDN'T STOP LAUGHING AND SMILING...JIM MURRAY (PROP MASTER) DESCRIBES THE BLOOD USED IN SAW 6 AS "STICKY" -- I AGREE. IT'S "STICKY" AND ALSO VERY LIFE-LIKE...TOBIN BELL ("JIGSAW") IS A HUGE BASEBALL FAN. HE LOVES THE NEW YORK YANKEES. MENTION THE YANKEES TO HIM AND HE GRINS BROADLY...THE FILMING COMING UP IS INTENSE...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY SAW VI SET REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
BLOODY SET NEWS
10TH AND 11TH DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING...APRIL 14, 2009, 5:47PM (ET): IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING ON THE FILMING OF SAW 6...SAW 6 IS CURRENTLY FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA...DEATH IS A PART OF LIFE AND IT'S A PART OF SAW VI. IF YOU'RE ON THE SET, AND YOU LOVE SEEING BLOODY DEAD BODIES, IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO BE THESE DAYS....MARK BURG AND OREN KOULES, THE "SAW" PRODUCERS, WHO OWN AND MANAGE THIS INCREDIBLE FRANCHISE, ARE MORE THAN JUST PRODUCERS. THEY ARE ACTIVELY INVOLVED BEHIND THE SCENES, MAKING SURE EVERY PART OF THE FILM IS CAREFULLY AND THOUGHTFULLY CRAFTED. CONTINUITY IS VERY IMPORTANT...EVERY CHARACTER...IN EVERY SET...IN EVERY SCENE...HAS TO LOOK JUST RIGHT...THIS WEEK'S FILMING IS ESPECIALLY INTERESTING AND INTRIGUING...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY SAW VI SET REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
THE BLOOD HAS STARTED FLOWING ON THE SET OF SAW 6
8TH AND 9TH DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING...APRIL 9, 2009, 5:52PM (ET): IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING ON THE FILMING OF SAW 6...SAW 6 IS CURRENTLY FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA...THE BLOOD HAS STARTED FLOWING ON THE SET OF SAW 6...THIS IS THE LAST REPORT OF THE WEEK, AS THERE'S NO FILMING ON GOOD FRIDAY...THERE'S LOTS OF COMRADERY ON THE SET. OFTEN ON A LUNCH BREAK DURING THE FILMING OF A MOVIE, THE STARS GO IN THEIR OWN TRAILER AND DON'T MINGLE WITH THE REST OF THE CAST AND CREW. ON THE "SAW" MOVIES, EVERYONE EATS AND INTERACTS WITH EACH OTHER. THE "FAMILY" ATMOSPHERE OF THE "SAW" MOVIES CONTRIBUTES TO THE GREAT SUCCESS OF THE FRANCHISE...IF YOU ARE A "SAW" FAN, AND YOU LIKE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE - THEN YOU WILL LOVE SAW VI...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY SAW VI SET REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
6TH AND 7TH DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING
6TH AND 7TH DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING...APRIL 7, 2009, 6:32PM (ET): IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING ON THE FILMING OF SAW 6...SAW 6 IS CURRENTLY FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA...TOBIN BELL ("JIGSAW") WAS IN ONE OF MY FAVORITE SCENES FILMED SO FAR. WHEN HE COMES ON SET, ALL EYES ARE GLUED TO THIS TERRIFIC ACTOR. NO ACTOR CARES MORE ABOUT A FRANCHISE THAN TOBIN BELL. YOU CAN SEE IT IN HIS EYES AND HIS INTENSITY. TOBIN ALSO DOES A PERFECT IMPRESSION OF YOURS TRULY -- WHENEVER HE DOES HIS IMPRESSION OF ME I COMPLETELY "CRACK UP" -- NEEDLESS TO SAY, I'M A HUGE TOBIN BELL FAN....THE CAST AND CREW REALLY LIKE DIRECTOR KEVIN GREUTERT -- KEVIN IS ORGANIZED AND PREPARED. THE COMING "FILMING" DAYS ARE FILLED WITH TRAPS, AND TWISTS AND TURNS...PROP MASTER JIM MURRAY SHOWED ME A PROP FOR ONE OF THE MAJOR SCENES IN THE MOVIE - THE PROP IS UNFORGETTABLE...ONE OF THOSE PROPS THAT SAW FANS WILL NEVER FORGET...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY SAW VI SET REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
5TH DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING
5TH DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING...APRIL 3, 2009, 5:34PM (ET): IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING ON THE FILMING OF SAW 6...SAW 6 IS CURRENTLY FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA...I SPENT SOME TIME IN THE WARDROBE DEPARTMENT WITH COSTUME DESIGNER ALEX KAVANAGH...ALEX HAS BEEN A PART OF THE "SAW" CREW SINCE SAW 2...I TOOK A LOOK AT THE SAW 6 OUTFITS, AND, AS USUAL, ALEX HAS COME UP WITH GREAT IDEAS! ALL OF THE OUTFITS LOOK REALLY TERRIFIC...IT WILL BE ANOTHER LONG AND BUSY SHOOTING DAY FOR SAW VI...ON MY WAY OFF THE SET, I WALKED PAST ONE OF THE MOST HORRIFYING "SAW" TRAPS EVER CONCEIVED..."SAW" FANS WILL LOVE IT!...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY SAW VI SET REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
4TH DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING
4TH DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING...APRIL 2, 2009, 5:01PM (ET)...IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING ON THE FILMING OF SAW 6...SAW 6 IS CURRENTLY FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA...I SPOKE TO (ACTRESS) TANEDRA HOWARD ON SET...TANEDRA, OF COURSE, WAS THE WINNER OF THE VH1 REALITY SHOW, "SCREAM QUEENS" - HOSTED BY SHAWNEE SMITH ("AMANDA"). BY WINNING SCREAM QUEENS, TANEDRA LANDED HER ROLE IN SAW VI...TANEDRA IS DELIGHTFUL AND VIBRANT...AND BEST OF ALL, SHE'S A HUGE "SAW" FAN!...SHE IS VERY EXCITED TO BE A PART OF SAW 6. THE CAST AND CREW ARE GREATLY IMPRESSED WITH HER ACTING SKILLS...IT'S A LONG DAY ON THE SET OF SAW 6...I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE SCENE THAT SHAWNEE SMITH ("AMANDA") WAS IN YESTERDAY...IT WAS VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE...I HAD DINNER WITH COSTAS MANDYLOR ("HOFFMAN") LAST NIGHT...HE IS ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE PEOPLE...AND HE SAYS "HELLO" TO ALL OF HIS FANS...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY SAW VI SET REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
3RD DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING
3RD DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING...APRIL 1, 2009, 5:38PM (ET), TORONTO, CANADA: IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING FROM THE SET OF SAW 6...I SPENT THE AFTERNOON WITH PROP MASTER JIM MURRAY AND HIS ASSISTANT, MARIO MOREIRA....JIM AND MARIO HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE "SAW" CREW SINCE SAW 2...THEY ARE TWO OF THE MOST WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED PROP PEOPLE IN CANADA....JIM AND MARIO ARE THE GENIUSES BEHIND THE MIND-BLOWING PROPS THAT WERE USED IN SAW 2, SAW 3, SAW 4 AND SAW 5....AND NOW THEY'RE WORKING ON SAW 6....YOU WON'T BELIEVE YOUR EYES WHEN YOU SEE THESE PROPS!...LAST NIGHT I HAD A NICE LONG CHAT WITH SHAWNEE SMITH ("AMANDA")....SHAWNEE IS THE BEST...SHE'S SO HAPPY TO BE FILMING SAW VI AND LOVES BEING IN THE COMPANY OF HER "SAW FAMILY"...SHE'S HAVING FUN AND IS SLIPPING EASILY BACK INTO THE SHOES OF HER LEGENDARY CHARACTER - "AMANDA"...SHE COULDN'T BE MORE BEAUTIFUL, AND HER COMRADERY WITH HER FELLOW ACTORS AND THE CREW IS AMAZING. EVERYONE LOVES SHAWNEE!...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY UPDATES FROM THE SET OF SAW VI EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
2ND DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING
2ND DAY OF SAW 6 FILMING...MARCH 31, 2009, 5:17PM (ET), TORONTO, CANADA: IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM REPORTING FROM THE SET OF SAW 6...I HAD LUNCH WITH DIRECTOR KEVIN GREUTERT...TODAY IS HIS BIRTHDAY...THE CREW SURPRISED HIM WITH A GREAT TASTING CAKE...HE THANKED THE CREW AFTER EVERYONE SANG HIM "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"...KEVIN IS EXTREMELY ORGANIZED. HE IS PREPARED...THERE WERE SCENES SHOT TODAY THAT FANS ARE GOING TO ANALYZE AND THINK ABOUT AND LOVE...THERE IS GREAT ENTHUSIASM ON SET...MY DAY WAS COMPLETE WHEN SHAWNEE SMITH ("AMANDA") GAVE ME A BIG HUG "HELLO"...SHAWNEE IS LOVELY AND AS BEAUTIFUL AS EVER!...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY UPDATES FROM THE SET OF SAW VI EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
EXCLUSIVE SAW 6 SET REPORT
MARCH 30, 2009, 6:58PM (ET), TORONTO, CANADA: IT'S JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM, REPORTING FROM THE SET OF SAW 6...TODAY WAS THE FIRST OFFICIAL DAY OF FILMING...DIRECTOR KEVIN GREUTERT HAS FIRM CONTROL OVER THE SET - HE'S COMFORTABLE, RELAXED AND IN CONTROL...I LOVE THE SETS. THEY ARE REMARKABLE-LOOKING. THEY ARE THE BEST "SAW" SETS I'VE EVER SEEN...AND THE TRAPS - WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THESE AMAZING TRAPS!...ALMOST THE SAME "SAW" CREW COMES BACK EACH YEAR TO WORK BEHIND THE SCENES...THE "SAW" CREW IS LIKE A REAL BIG FAMILY. EVERYONE KNOWS EACH OTHER. THERE IS REAL CHEMISTRY IN FRONT OF AND BEHIND THE CAMERA...FILMING ON THE FIRST DAY WRAPPED AT 6:37PM (ET)...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY UPDATES FROM THE SET OF SAW VI EXCLUSIVELY ON OFFICIALSAW.COM.
EXCLUSIVE DAILY SAW 6 SET REPORTS ON OFFICIALSAW.COM
"SAW" FANS - REMEMBER: STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 30, JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM WILL BE REPORTING FROM THE SAW 6 SET AND WILL HAVE EXCLUSIVE DAILY NEWS AND REPORTS FOR "SAW" FANS. SAW 6 STARTS FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA ON MARCH 30. STAY TUNED TO OFFICIALSAW.COM FOR EXCLUSIVE SAW VI NEWS!
SHAWNEE SMITH ("AMANDA") IN SAW 6
JOHN RAYBIN FROM OFFICIALSAW.COM AND COLLECTSAW.COM HAS THESE EXCLUSIVE COMMENTS FROM "SAW" PRODUCER MARK BURG: "SHAWNEE SMITH (AMANDA) IS IN SAW VI. THERE ARE SEVERAL NEW CHARACTERS. ALSO, THIS MOVIE IS A LOT MORE VIOLENT THAN THE PREVIOUS V. LASTLY, WE HAVE TRAPS THAT PIT VICTIMS AGAINST EACH OTHER LIKE THE OPENING OF SAW V. COULD BE THE BEST SCRIPT YET!" STAY TUNED FOR MORE EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM JOHN RAYBIN ON OFFICIALSAW.COM...JOHN WILL BE REPORTING EXCLUSIVE DAILY NEWS FROM THE SET OF SAW VI. THE MOVIE BEGINS FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA ON MARCH 30.
FREE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOS OF COSTAS & KEVIN!
KEVIN GREUTERT IS DIRECTING SAW 6 AND HE'S ANSWERING FANS' QUESTIONS IN THE FORUM ON OFFICIALSAW.COM. WE WILL SELECT 6 "SAW" FANS WHO ASK THE BEST QUESTIONS OF THE VERY TALENTED, KEVIN GREUTERT. 6 FANS WITH THE MOST INTERESTING QUESTIONS OF KEVIN GREUTERT WILL RECEIVE SPECIAL AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 INCH COLOR PHOTOS OF KEVIN GREUTERT AND THE NEW STAR OF THE "SAW" FILMS, COSTAS MANDYLOR ("HOFFMAN"). THE WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED ON MARCH 30 - THE DAY SAW 6 STARTS FILMING IN TORONTO, CANADA. YOUR QUESTIONS MUST BE ASKED OF KEVIN GREUTERT IN THE SAW 6 FORUM ON OFFICIALSAW.COM. OFFICIALSAW.COM IS THE OFFICIAL FAN SITE AUTHORIZED BY TWISTED PICTURES, PRODUCERS OF THE "SAW" MOVIES....OFFICIALSAW.COM WILL BE ON THE SET OF SAW 6, SO STAY TUNED TO OFFICIALSAW.COM, FOR DAILY UPDATES ON THE FILMING OF THE NEWEST CHAPTER IN THE "SAW" FRANCHISE.
"SAW" FANS: ASK SAW 6 DIRECTOR KEVIN GREUTERT QUESTIONS!
SAW 6 DIRECTOR KEVIN GREUTERT WILL BE ANSWERING FANS' QUESTIONS ON THE OFFICIAL "SAW" FORUM. KEVIN GREUTERT IS THE DIRECTOR OF SAW 6...HE WAS ALSO THE EDITOR OF THE FIRST FIVE "SAW" MOVIES!
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