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Saw X filmmakers tease ‘massive surprises’ involving John Kramer who is different in new film

Saw X filmmakers tease ‘massive surprises’ involving John Kramer who is different in new film

Director Kevin Greutert says Jigsaw in the tenth film is a 'an empathetic and relatable person despite all the madness'.

Horror fans will be delighted to hear about a brutal and bloody new Saw film which features a version of John Kramer we’ve never seen before.

Ever since it first hit cinema screens back in 2004, Saw has become one of the most widely known horror franchises in the world, with Jigsaw's deadly traps and moral conundrums delighting and scaring audiences for nearly 20 years.

The franchise’s 10th film, aptly named Saw X, is out in cinemas this week and is set to spook long-time fans.

Saw X - which serves as a direct sequel to Saw (2004) and a prequel to Saw II (2005) - will mark the return of John Kramer AKA Jigsaw (played once again by Tobin Bell), but in this film he’s far from a one-dimensional monster.

Serial killer John Kramer is sick and is desperately searching for treatment in Mexico. After learning of a potential ‘miracle’ cure, which involves a risky and experimental medical procedure, he discovers that the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable.

In an exclusive interview with LADbible ahead of the film’s debut, director Kevin Greutert and production designer Anthony Stabey have teased the massive differences to the Kramer we see in Saw X compared to the previous films.

John Kramer will be totally different in Saw X.
Lionsgate

“In this film, there's some massive surprises especially towards the end and they relate to John Kramer and they relate to the traps,” Stabley explains, teasing three gruesome traps which all relate to the specific characters and medical scenes in the film.

“So, I think this is going to be very exciting for not just the fans but general audiences.”

Greutert, who has worked on the Saw franchise since the first film as an editor, teased: “He's always been viewed kind of from the side and from angles and in the shadows.

"Whereas in this film, we're seeing [the] kind of the real him and we're seeing his vulnerability and even his fallibility and I think that's what really sets us apart is that even though he's, doing some pretty questionable things to other people.

"I feel like Tobin's performance really sells that he is an empathetic and relatable person despite all the madness.”

Jigsaw is back in Saw X with even more terrifying traps.
Lionsgate

He further teased: “I could be wrong, but I think we managed to pull off something pretty unique in that regard.”

Fake blood isn’t the only thing gushing on the set of Saw X, as Greutert also gushed about having Bell back, whom he called ‘fantastic’.

“Tobin is such a good collaborator and he's so creative, and he's so committed to maintaining the integrity of what we've all created with the Jigsaw character over the course of the 10 films,” he said.

“So, [a] really sweet guy - dead serious on the one hand and dancing a jig on the other. So it's a real pleasure.”

Saw X is in cinemas 29 September

Featured Image Credit: Lionsgate

Topics: TV and Film