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Chris Rock Investigates A Crime Scene In New Spiral: From the Book of Saw Image

January 20, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Spiral: From the Book of Saw

After being delayed from last year, Spiral: From the Book of Saw is arriving this May and a new image from the horror revival is online. Empire Online has revealed a new pic that you can see below, with Chris Rock’s detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks investigating a crime scene with a particular symbol scrawled on the wall.

Director Darren Lynn Bousman, who is back for the new film, told Empire of the film, “Chris came in with a thriller concept. He pitched this very elaborate, dense idea. We wanted it to feel much more like Seven. But it has so many ties to the mythos of Saw.”

He added that this film won’t just be focused on the extreme violence that his first three films in the franchise did, saying, “I was a younger person. Gore and violence was the gimmick, I think. Gore and violent is no longer a gimmick – it just serves the story. This is much more about character, tension and fear.”

Spiral: From the Book of Saw comes from a story by Rock, with the screenplay written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. It is described as follows:

“Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.”