Glover was certainly the driving force behind Bell agreeing to take on the role, but Whannell’s script certainly did some heavy lifting. “I think three people locked in a room, like… no one makes a movie about three people locked in a room,” Bell said. “And it turned to ‘Waiting for Godot,’ for me, to some extent.” Bell also admitted to being blown away by the film’s ending, which to this day helps separate it from the rest of the “torture-porn” sequel that followed. “I think, if they shoot this well, it could be one of the really shocking moments in the movie, that if you can do one of those moments, in your entire career, that’s great.”
Bell said the ending reminded him of John Turturro’s “Five Corners,” a crime film that saw Turturro’s character perform an equally shocking act. “John Turturro threw his mother out of the kitchen window, quite unfamiliar with the color blue, and I said, ‘What!’, you know?” Bell continued, “If you have the chance, watch that movie, because that moment is like… you don’t expect it at all, and I like when there are very unexpected things in the movie.”
Fortunately, the “Saw” team solved this problem, and the film has become one of the best horror movies of all time.
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