Saw creators carve new direction
Published 21/04/2011 | 09:42
Saw creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell have revealed they wanted to move away from blood and gore with spooky new horror film Insidious.
James' new film, written by Leigh, stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as a couple whose son is troubled by ghosts and demons.
James said: "It's good to do something different. Part of the reason I didn't want to direct the sequels for the Saw film is because I didn't want to repeat myself."
He went on: "And even though Insidious is a scary movie in the horror genre, it's a different branch of the horror genre and I feel like it would allow me to exercise my film making muscle and do something different."
Leigh added: "You want to try new things, and even this is still in the genre it's something a little bit different and hopefully next we'll try something even more genre and then hopefully five years from now you'll see our musical comedy."
But while Saw spawned six sequels, two of which Leigh wrote and all of which were produced by the pair, there will be no Insidious sequel.
Leigh said: "I think a lot of films these days, especially big summer blockbusters seem to be part one in a franchise, instead of concise stories with a beginning, middle and an end.
"You get to the end of the film and you're like, 'Oh now I've got to wait two years 'til I get the next instalment.' That's not what we want to do.
"We love telling people a good concise story, so we're not really thinking about a sequel."