Saw V and VI updates

“Megamind” is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known. And the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as “Metro Man,” an invincible hero until the day Megamind actually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizes that achieving his life’s ambition is the worst thing that ever happened to him. Megamind decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a new hero opponent called “Titan,” who promises to be bigger, better and stronger than Metro Man ever was. Pretty quickly Titan starts to think it’s much more fun to be a villain than a good guy. Except Titan doesn’t just want to rule the world, he wants to destroy it. Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeat his own diabolical creation? Can the world’s smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story?

New information on both Saw V and Saw VI, including characters, a director, and a plot synopsis, has been revealed.

In Saw V, due in theaters on cinemas later this year, Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) legacy. But when his secret is threatened, Hoffman must go on the hunt to eliminate all loose ends. The full cast also includes Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Carlo Rota, Julie Benz, Greg Bryk, Laura Gordon and Meagan Good. Producer designer David Hackl is directing with a script by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (of Feast and Saw IV).

Series producer Mark Burg spoke about the fifth film in the series: “[We have] six different traps, more gore” he tells Bloody-Disgusting. “People escape one trap, just to get caught in another; it’s closer in feel to the original SAW as thematically it’s about teamwork. I am far and away convinced that these are the best traps we have ever had.”

“This film is far less confusing and more linear, and there are TWO great twists,” he explains. “Just when you thought you figured it out, we twist again. We bring in some new characters that you really get to know… we bring in some peripheral characters that play out in SAW VI – the people that you think will live… not a chance!”

It was also revealed that  David Hackl won’t be directing Saw VI, instead Kevin Greutert will take the reigns. Greutert has edited all four of the films so far and is currentlyediting Saw V .