Kevin Greutert With Saw VII

I can not believe this. As you know Kevin Greutert, director of Saw VI, was the director for Paranormal Activity 2. Not anymore and He is very upset. As Lionsgate is forcing him to direct Saw VII 3D.

From Shock Till You Drop.

Wow. Yet another surprise move in the on-going Saw Vs Paranormal Activity war!

Just last week, we had reported that Saw VI director Kevin Greutert was tapped by Paramount Pictures along with writer Michael R. Perry to helm Paranormal Activity 2. Not only that, but they had already marked off the release date on their calendars. October 22nd. Right up against Saw VII.

Now, here’s where it gets interesting.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Saw franchise partners Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate have just exercised an option and installed Saw VI director Kevin Greutert as the director of Saw VII 3D. This means David Hackl (who directed Saw V) is off the movie and will instead be assigned another Twisted/Lionsgate film shortly. (In short, both Hackl and Greutert had two picture deals with Twisted and they’re putting Greutert on Saw VII to prevent him from directing Paranormal Activity 2.)

This now leaves the director’s chair empty for Paranormal Activity 2, unless Paramount waits for Greutert. No doubt, they will probably want to keep the same release date and go up against the Saw franchise for the second year in a row.

This is all good news for Saw fans considering Greutert’s sixth entry is arguably the best and most satisfying of the sequels. (At least since Saw III.) As editor on all the previous Saw movies, he’s proved he knows the series inside and out and can deliver.

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One Response to “Kevin Greutert With Saw VII”

  1. You know, this just makes it all seem so trivial and stupid. It’s like they’re playing kindergarten games or something. I mean, I was over the whole Saw thing at sequel number 3!! And when they start playing all these stupid little games, it definitely doesn’t make me any more inclined to see sequel number 7 (not that I would’ve bothered seeing it in the first place, lol). I guess if this Greutert guy is cool with not doing PA2, and wants to do Saw VII, then that’s a different story. But if he’s being forced to do it, then it’s pretty pathetic of the Saw people, imho.

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