- The advertising posters for the film had to be recalled on orders from
the MPAA because the two severed fingers forming the "II" in the posters
did not meet guidelines for film advertising. The new poster makes it more
obscure. Also, posters had listed the film as being rated R when at the
time the film still hadn't gone before the MPAA for a rating.
- Was shot in 25 days.
- This film originally came from a script by the director Darren Lynn Bousman
which was called The Desperate. After trying for years to get it
made but being told repeatedly that it was too violent, finally a company
wanted to do it because they suspected Saw which was becoming a
hit at Sundance might blow out big and they wanted to capitalize on its
success. Some producers even described Bousman's script as "Too Saw-ish".
Just before he was about to close a deal to make the movie, Saw opened huge at the box-office and the next day he received a call, and
the producers asked if he could change it around to Saw 2. Leigh
Whannel (who wrote the first Saw) was then brought on a little later
to help Bousman with creating his original idea into a proper sequel to Saw.
- In the very first scene, one of the cameramen is the person doing the eye
thing on the video.
- It took an approximate amount of 120,000 syringes to complete the Syringe
- When Danny takes out the syringes from Amanda's arm, the crew actually
used a fake animatronic arm so the syringes wouldn't bend when they were
- The sequence where Det. Matthews is walking down the hall to pick up his
son at the Police Office, the hall he is in is actually the dressing rooms
for the crew.
- When Obi popped out of the furnace he hit Gelnn Plummer's (Jonas) eye.
They had to stop filming for half an hour to make sure he was okay. He
can be seen turned around in one shot, and holding his eye in another.
- Shawnee Smith was pregnant during filming, but kept it a secret from everyone,
including the director and producers. Her daughter gave the secret away
one day during lunch, but only to the director/writer Darren Lynn Bousman.
- Most of the actors were not given the last 25 pages of the script in order
to conceal the ending. Only the principal actors involved in the sequence
- It took four days for four people to replace all of the needle tips with
fiber tips for the Needle Pit Scene.
- The whole film was shot in one building.
- The name of Jigsaw, according to a scene with a nurse, is John Kramer.
- Jigsaw's puppet was originally controlled by fishing line in Saw.
This time around, the crew had a slightly larger budget and decided to
completely redo the puppet and make it mechanically controlled.
- All the traps in the film actually worked. For Example, the Venus Fly Trap
really did shut and the if the key was turned in the gun contraption, the
gun really did go off.