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Lionsgate Announces New Saw Film From Chris Rock

May 16, 2019 | Posted by Jordan Huie
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In news that will no doubt surprise many, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures have announced a new Saw film is in the works and the story was conceived by famed comedian Chris Rock, per

Mark Burg and Oren Coules, producers for the entire Saw franchise up to this point, are back for the film and Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed Saw II, III and IV will be back in the Director’s chair. Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, writers for Jigsaw return as well. Saw creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell are on as executive producers alongside Daniel Heffner and Chris Rock.

Joe Drake, Chairman of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group on the announcement: “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. 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.”

Chris Rock on his love of the franchise: “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.”

Burg and Koules on Rock’s involvement: “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.”

This new Saw film, currently untitled, will be releasing October 23rd, 2020.

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