"Spiral" stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols and director Darren Lynn Bousman talk about a "woke" kind of "Saw" movie.
Chris Rock, director Darren Lynn Bousman and costars Marisol Nichols and Max Minghella talk new "Saw" spin-off "Spiral."
Lionsgate has pushed back "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" to 2021, and Keanu Reeves' "John Wick: Chapter 4" to 2022 as part a massive revamp its upcoming slate. The studio announced Friday that it has also set its "Saw" reboot "Spiral," starring Chris Rock and Jackson for May, 21, 2021 -- a full year after its […]
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Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures are teaming up with Chris Rock to bring a new “Saw” film to theaters on Oct. 23, 2020, Chairman of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group Joe Drake announced on Thursday.Rock will star in the project that he is also executive producing. The film will be produced by longtime “Saw” producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules. Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed three of the most successful films in the “Saw” franchise, will direct this reimagining. The screenplay is based on a story by Rock and written by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. Daniel Heffner and the original creators of “Saw,” James Wan and Leigh Whannell, will also executive produce.“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,” Drake said in a statement. “‘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.”Also Read: 'Saw' Writers to Pen Sixth 'Final Destination' MovieRock added: “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.”Rock is a comedian who has won four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards as a writer and stand-up. He will next be seen in “Molly” as well as Netflix’s “Dolemite is My Name!” He will soon go into production for the fourth season of “Fargo.”Rock made his feature film debut in 1987’s “Beverly Hills Cop II,” and his other credits include “Boomerang,” “Lethal Weapon 4,” “The Longest Yard,” the “Madagascar” films, “Grown Ups,” “Death at a Funeral” and of course his directorial debut, “Head of State.” His TV credits include “Saturday Night Live,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “The Chris Rock Show” and his Netflix special “Tamborine” is currently streaming.Also Read: Chris Rock Mocks Jussie Smollett: 'What a Waste of Light Skin' (Video)He is represented by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Vision PR.The “Saw” movies have grossed a total of $454 million at the domestic box office and almost $1 billion at the worldwide box office. “Saw II” and “Saw III” were the two highest grossing films in the series.Read original story Chris Rock to Reboot ‘Saw’ Horror Franchise With Lionsgate, Twisted Pictures At TheWrap
Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan will write the script for the sixth installment in New Line Cinema’s “Final Destination” franchise, the studio announced Friday. The films have grossed almost $700 million worldwide since the first film’s debut in 2000. The “Final Destination” franchise is one of the longest running at New Line, where horror is a specialty. Melton and Dunstan won “Project Greenlight” Season 3 and are best known for writing four of the “Saw” movies (movies four to seven). Their upcoming projects include “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” “The Reckoning” and an Untitled Christmas Horror Project. Also Read: Mischa Barton, Drew Fuller to Star in Supernatural Thriller 'Cloudland' (Exclusive) The “Final Destination” films have starred Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, among many more. James Wong, David R. Ellis and Steven Quale have been directors on the projects. Melton and Dunstan are represented by Verve, Underground and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal. Read original story ‘Saw’ Writers to Pen Sixth ‘Final Destination’ Movie At TheWrap
The Saw franchise has a new name: one that will be very familiar to fans of the previous seven horror films. Lionsgate has confirmed that Saw 8, which had been tentatively titled Saw: Legacy, will now be called Jigsaw.
It’s no secret that Saw has become a modern horror classic, spawning countless sequels and a rabid fan base. And with the Halloween holiday coming up, Yahoo SuperFan has dug a little deeper into the film and unearthed five things you didn’t know. For example, a short film was produced centered around just the jaw trap scene, and that was sent to producers to secure funding and star power for the film. And although it’s never said in the actual movie, the hand-made puppet used by Jigsaw to communicate, is named Billy.