The horror franchise Saw is getting a reboot with a fresh story from the mind of comedian Chris Rock. Come inside to learn more!
I know what you’re thinking, and I thought much the same way the other day when I first heard the news: “What the Hell do you mean Chris Rock is rebooting Saw?!” It seems like an odd pairing, but considering the success Jordan Peele has had with horror films like Get Out and Us, along with Danny McBride’s Halloween reboot (which whipped all manner of ass), it’s clear comedians and horror goes well together.
Regardless, today brings official news that Lionsgate is rebooting Saw with a brand new story from Chris Rock, who will also be handling executive producing duties.
“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.”
The script itself is coming from Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, with Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw 2-4) in the director’s chair. Apparently Lionsgate was blown away by the story idea Chris Rock presented them, which will incorporate the legacy of the franchise, while offering something fresh as well.
I’ve never been a fan of the Saw films (not a blood and gore kinda guy), but I’m intrigued to see what Chris Rock brings to the table for the reboot. The Untitled Saw film is already slated to release on October 23, 2020.