Lately some of our favorite shows and movies from back in the day have been making comebacks! The “Saw” franchise is next on the list of who’s making a comeback and this time around Chris Rock is teaming up with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures for the next film.
According to Deadline, Chris wrote a story that is being adapted by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. Chris is also on board to executive produce the film, which is scheduled to release in October of 2020.
Rock expressed his excitement for the project saying, “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.”
Joe Drake, Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group chairman said, “When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that re-imagines and spins off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all in.”
He continued, “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.”
Are we excited about this or nah?!
Chris Rock Through The Years
1. 1996 MTV Video Music Awards1 of 12
2. 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 20032 of 12
3. Kill Bill Vol. 1 Los Angeles Premiere 20033 of 12
4. Fahrenheit 9/11 - Special Screening 20044 of 12
5. Match Point Premiere 20055 of 12
6. Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 20066 of 12
7. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Screening 20077 of 12
8. Chris Rock at Hard Rock Live 20088 of 12
9. "Madagascar 2" London Premiere 20089 of 12
10. 2012 Cannes Film Festival - "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"10 of 12
11. 2014 Kids' Choice Awards11 of 12
12. 2018 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon12 of 12
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