Directors Cuts and DVD Possibilities: Bousman revealed a little of what will be on the upcoming special edition DVD of Saw II. Its got about two more minutes of the movie in it, three more minutes in it. We cut a lot out of the needle room scene, a lot out of the furnace scene. Its got some great things in that.
Bousmans also got a longer cut of Saw III that may eventually make it onto the films DVD. There are complete sequences I had to cut out of this movie for time, which is why my initial edit was extremely long. We just shot so long the world this year is so much richer in Saw. We had all these great scenes that just cant make the movie due to time and I love them. There are some great scare scenes that we had to lose. In Saw I they used every single scene. Saw II we used every single scene. We cut them down shorter, but everything that we shot was in there somewhere. In Saw III theres a lot of stuff. A lot of stuff.
The Current Trend of Remaking Horror Films: Bousman shared his opinion on the subject of remakes: Some are good, some are bad. A perfect example I think of the movie The Birds theyre remaking. Theyre not remaking Hitchcocks The Birds. Theyre basing it on a short story called The Birds. Hitchcock took the title and the idea of birds taking over a town, but the short story is 100% different. Now if theyre doing something like that, Im ok with it. What Im not okay with is like, theres been a lot of remakes recently where they basically take the same movie and just try to redo it. That makes me mad. That makes me very angry. If you go back to original source material, then its always interesting.
Im of the philosophy that if it was done right the first time, then dont redo it. If it was bad the first time For example, I have this huge passion project: Flowers in the Attic. I loved the book. Loved the book, hated the movie - the movie is so bad. Thats a movie that I think would benefit from a great remake. The book is so scary and so horrific and haunting, and you see the movie and Im just like, Okay They made it cutesy. They took the incest out. It was like they put it in a perfect little box for the audience and pushed it forward, which in real life thats not how it happens.
Bousman would like to sink his teeth into directing a Flowers in the Attic movie based on the book. I would direct a new Flowers in the Attic and if anybody out there hears that No, you know, its been a passion project for some time. I would love to do Flowers in the Attic but it would be a couple years down the road. Its one of the movies I first saw when I was a kid that terrified me. I watched it recently and Im like, This is bad. This is not good. Then I read the book and I was like, This book is amazing. The book is so rich and scary and haunting, so thats a movie that I can see benefiting from a remake.