Thursday, July 20, 2006

Comic Con....

Video is here.

4:24PM - Director Darren Bousman first… Escorted by two incredibly good looking nurses up to his seat. Writer of Saw I and II, Leigh Whannell. Producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg. Shawnee Smith who played Amanda. And lastly, Tobin Bell as Jigsaw.

4:25PM - No spoiler and no secret questions - they will not be answered

4:26PM - First question for Tobin about “how to approach Jigsaw movie after movie” yet make him human.
Tobin says he “reads the script very carefully” and tries to never sell out the characters he plays. He always tries to think about what causes someone, or what the details are, that permit him to say the lines the writer says. As in “what does he mean by that.”

Question for Shawnee: Shooting for one half day for Saw, did you have an idea that you’d come back and be the big role.
Shawnee: I didn’t have an idea or I wouldn’t have put that cheesy cougar tattoo on my left shoulder.

Question for Darren: How do you approach directing Saw II and III?
He said it’s a tough line to walk from after Saw I and coming into Saw II not copy what he did in the first one but not change it entirely and therefore it was tough to find a balance of it. In Saw III they’ve taken more depature from it but have still kept some of the same. “Saw III makes Saw II look like a Disney film” because it is so intense.

Question for Leigh: How do you keep it fresh for Saw III?
In Saw I it’s about who’s doing it him; once that secret was out, what do they do now, what’s the new version. It’s another degree of difficulty then for Saw III going above and beyond the Saw II and making new surprises and surprising people who’ve seen a lot.

Oren talking about their experience with Saw I first at Sundance and how sold out it was and the reactions that it had. Lionsgate didn’t believe it would test as well as it did.

4:34PM - Time for audience Q&A.

1 - When Danny Glover’s character follows patsy back to the hide out, how did patsy know where the bathroom was?
He was in on it. There were little secrets in Saw III that answer these type of questions. He was more involved with Jigsaw than anyone else. And they say “the answer is in Saw III.”

2 - A guy was showing him the original t-shirt and boxers that Tobin wore in the first movie that had and wanted to reunite them.

3 - Question for Tobin Bell: what do you love most about playing Jigsaw?
He likes trying to bring some dimension to him; likes trying to find out what makes him tick and do the things that he does and what his every day life is like. He’s a mechanical engineer and philosopher and scientist - he’s a very interesting man.

4 - Favorite movie trap from first two films?
He liked the needle pit.

5 - Marketing question with the posters. Is there a fine line that they have to go through with the gore on them?
Tim Faylan - the marketing guru.

6 - Asking about if Leigh Whannell can believe about the success of Saw? Does he feel like the “Australian underddog”?
He says it’s amazing. Their original aim was to shoot it on $5000 in Australia. He said it’s amazing that it happened and got this big and that they got to shoot in the States. He can’t believe the hype they have in this audience and everything. “Thanks to you guys.” Applause.

7 - If Darren could be in a trap, which would it be?
Darren didn’t say but Leigh answered with saying that it should be the jaw trap so he can keep his mouth shut.

8 - How does Jigsaw differ from his other roles?
He said he doesn’t approach Jigsaw differently from any other role he plays. Talking about his role in The Nordic…

4:47PM - World premier of Saw III clip starting momentarily.

Description: A guy chained up with chains hooked via rings all over him. Through the mouth. Blood dripping over. TV screen turns on with Jigsaw saying this game is being played in the jail cell and talking about how he has been going to jail over and over. How far will he go to break those chains. Live or die, make your choice. Rips the chains off to get to a bomb nearby on the table. An angry screaming fit ripping the chains off from his body. He pulls them all out except for the one in his mouth as it ticks to 0. Then fades to “Saw III.” INTENSE!

4:52PM - Trailer ends. Audience cheers. Lionsgate is done!


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