Chris Rock is set to reboot the hugely successful SAW
Rock has written a story and will team up alongside Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures for a ‘fresh imagination’ on the next Saw movie.
Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg will adapt the project with Chris Rock executive producing with original creators James Wan and Leigh Whannel. Mark Burg and Oren Koules will also be back producing with Darren Lynn Bousman (who helmed 3 of the most successful film of the franchise) directing.
The film is scheduled for release on 23rd October 2020.
“When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins-off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all-in,” said Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake. “Saw is one of the highest grossing horror franchises of all-time and it’s one of Lionsgate’s most successful film series. This upcoming film will still be as mind bending and intense as all the previous Saw films. Chris conceived this idea and it will be completely reverential to the legacy of the material while reinvigorating the brand with his wit, creative vision and passion for this classic horror franchise.”
“I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004,” said Rock. “I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”
“Chris wants to put his own spin on the Saw franchise in the way Eddie Murphy put a completely fresh perspective on buddy-cop films with 48 Hours. This new Saw is going to be an event film in the making for horror fans. It will have all of the twists and turns and hardcore layers that our fans expect directed by one of the masters of the craft, Darren Lynn Bousman. We can’t wait to get started,” said Burg and Koules.