Chris Rock Rebooting ‘Saw’ Franchise

Chris Rock

Chris Rock is teaming with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures to reimagine Saw, the 2004 film that spawned seven sequels and helped to bring about the genre term “torture porn.”

According to Deadline, Rock has written a story and will executive produce the film, which is being adapted by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg.

“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,” said Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake. “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.”

The film is slated for an Oct. 23, 2020 release.

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