Chris Rock Is Rebooting the 'Saw' Franchise

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Legendary comedian/actor Chris Rock will be rebooting Lionsgate‘s iconic horror franchise Saw written and executive produced by Rock himself. Darren Lynn Bousman will direct the film with the original creators Leigh Whannel and James Wan (who is also EPing Mortal Kombat) serving as executive producers as well.

The story will be adapted by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolherg and is expected to arrive October 23 next year. “I’ve been a fan of ‘Saw’ since the first film in 2004,” Rock said. “I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”

Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake stated:

“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.”

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