"We've found out some brand new info, which you can read all about inside! A piece of news we've been sitting on for quite some time now is that Shawnee Smith is set to return as Amanda in Lionsgate's Saw VI. While we were trying to get more info, Twisted Pictures producer Mark Burg told Official Saw the following. "Shawnee Smith [as Amanda] is in Saw VI. There are several new characters. Also, this movie is a lot more violent than the previous five. Lastly, we have traps that pit victims against each other like the opening of Saw V. Could be the best script yet!" What we learned on our lonesome is that Shawnee will be returning in a flashback, possibly in old footage. We have not confirmed that she will actually set foot in Toronto for filming later this month. Saw VI hits theaters October 23.
Bloody-Disgusting learned exclusively this evening that Shawnee Smith will in fact be filming brand new scenes for Lionsgate's Saw VI. All of her scenes will be flashback sequences (because she's dead), while the biggest news is that she will play a major role in the outcome of the film.
Shawnee sets foot in Toronto March 30th, the first day of shooting.
This is pretty big news considering she was one of the main factors in my distaste for Saw V. Shawnee is to Jigsaw as Robin to Batman -- only there are no "holy rusted metal" lines in the works... or are there? Jigsaw does work in mysterious ways.