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Directed by David Hackl
Produced by Mark Burg
Oren Koules
Written by Patrick Melton
Marcus Dunstan
Starring Tobin Bell
Julie Benz
Costas Mandylor
Scott Patterson
Betsy Russell
Cinematography David Armstrong[1]
Editing by Kevin Greutert
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date(s) Flag of the United States October 24, 2008
Flag of the United Kingdom November 1, 2008,
Flag of France November 12, 2008
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Saw IV
Followed by Saw VI

Saw V is the upcoming fifth installment in the Saw film series. The film is set to be released on October 24, 2008, following the tradition of the Saw films, being released every year on the Friday before Halloween. Unlike the previous three installments, Saw V will not be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, but instead by David Hackl, who was the production designer of Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV.




Saw V is being written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, and the film went into production after Christmas 2007. Filming began on March 17, 2008 in Toronto, and principal photography concluded on April 28, 2008. Saw V finished filming by May 2, 2008 and had started post-production. Recently, there have been three photos released of David Hackl at the set of Saw V. The first trailer was released at Comic-con 08 as of a short clip and the trailer will be shown before The X-Files: I Want to Believe.


Plot details

The plot details have not yet been revealed, although in an interview with IGN, Patrick Melton revealed that Saw V will explain what happened to Corbett, the daughter of Lynn Denlon and Jeff Reinhart, following the conclusion of Saw III that left her in danger. An interview with Tobin Bell revealed that the origins of Billy the puppet and his red tricycle would be further explained after having the story’s roots planted in Saw IV. Also, in an interview on June 13, 2007, Tobin Bell teased that he would not be surprised if the character of Cecil made a reappearance, and that the pieces of flesh taken from the victims in the form of a jigsaw puzzle might be explained.

According to director David Hackl, one trap can potentially kill the actor meant to be placed in it, and so paramedics will be standing by while filming; Hackl joked that the trap would truly test the actor, just like Jigsaw tests his victims. Later in an interview discussing this trap in Saw V, David Hackl revealed that Scott Patterson’s character, Agent Strahm, would be placed in the trap and Hackl called the trap ‘the most dangerous’ and ‘elegant in its simplicity’.

There will be a total of seven traps in this film.

In the Saw IV DVD commentary, Darren Lynn Bousman stated that the glass box trap, which was originally planned to be used in Saw IV, will be further explored in Saw V. The glass trap was only shown, not used, in the final cut of Saw IV.

Lionsgate recently released a brief plot synopsis for Saw V that “Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy. But when his secret is threatened, Hoffman must go on the hunt to eliminate all loose ends.”

According to the producer, a theme of the film will be teamwork and it will thematically be like the original Saw.

In an interview with IGN, Julie Benz said that the character of Brit is a real-estate developer and that the character is corporate like a thorough-bred race-horse. She also revealed that this is the first film about which she ever had a nightmare.


Teaser trailer

In the teaser, Special Agent Strahm is seen with a glass box, only on his head with two tubes running into the box. As the Christian hymn Be Thou My Vision plays, the text in the trailer reads “His message is righteous, his love is everlasting, his gift is life”. After these texts, Jigsaw says “Hello” and Strahm struggles to get the glass box off. The teaser’s final texts reads, “This Halloween… Belongs To… Saw V. October 24th, 2008.”


Saw VI

Costas Mandylor has signed up for the next installment in the horror franchise along with main character, Jigsaw, portrayed by Tobin Bell.

Saw VI will be directed by Kevin Greutert, the editor on all the Saw films to date.



Actor Role
Tobin Bell John Kramer / Jigsaw
Julie Benz Brit
Costas Mandylor Hoffman
Scott Patterson Agent Peter Strahm
Betsy Russell Jill Tuck
Mark Rolston Erickson
Carlo Rota Charles
Greg Bryk Mallick
Laura Gordon Ashley
Samantha Lemole  
Sheila Shah  
Meagan Good Luba
Shawnee Smith Amanda Young

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