The Saw franchise is enjoying something of a resurgence, not too long after the release of Jigsaw. The next movie in the long-running horror series is also set to rejuvenate the franchise. And most interestingly is that it stems from an idea by Chris Rock of all people! Now Lionsgate has moved the film ahead several months, pushing it to a May 15, 2020 release date instead of its original October 23, 2020 release date.
The move by Lionsgate is likely due to Halloween Kills being announced for an October 2020 release date. But we can also assume it’s likely a move of confidence by the studio that this new Saw installment really is worth the hype it’s getting.
The movie will also star Chris Rock as a police detective investigating gory crime scenes. Meanwhile Samuel Jackson will also play a role as the father of Chris Rock’s character. The cast also includes Mike Minghella as William Shenck, Rock’s partner, and Marisol Nichols as Capt. Angie Garza, their boss.
The film will offer fans worldwide a new amped-up level of deviously treacherous traps, clever clues and the edge-of-the-seat suspense they expect from one of the world’s most terrifying horror franchises.
It’s definitely shaping up to be a more interesting revival than Jigsaw was, and fans can expect to get a very interesting new depiction of the traditional Saw lore. Of course, we can only hope they somehow find a way for Tobin Bell to fit into the picture. After all, he’s part of what makes Saw so iconic.
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