Comedian Chris Rock has taken his talents in a different direction and has partnered with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures production companies to revamp the next ‘Saw’ horror film.
Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake said, “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. ‘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.”
Drake continued, “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.”
Rock said in a statement, “I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004. I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”
Longtime series producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules said, “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.”
The film will be executive produced by Rock, longtime ‘Saw’ executive producer Daniel Heffner and the original film creators, James Wan, and Leigh Whannel. Lionsgate slated the film for release on October 23, 2020.
Are you here for a new version of ‘Saw’ produced by Chris Rock?