You may recall our report last June that a new 'Saw' movie from Chris Rock was in the works? Well it's got a trailer.
Chris Rock stars in and exec produces the new horror installment, and co-wrote its story. 'Spiral: From the Book of Saw' is the title of the ninth chapter in the franchise, and Samuel L Jackson stars in it too.
Rock plays a police detective investigating a series of grizzly crimes while Jackson portrays his father.
Max Minghella, who stars in 'The Handmaid’s Tale', plays Rock's character's partner. 'Riverdale' actress Marisol Nichols will play a police captain. No word yet on whether Tobin Bell will return as Jigsaw.
Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed 'Saw II', 'III' and 'IV', is back as director.
The official synopsis for 'Spiral' reads: “A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in ‘Spiral,’ the terrifying new chapter from the book of ‘Saw.’ Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Jackson), brash detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Rock) and his rookie partner (Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.”
Created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the 'Saw' franchise has had eight feature films so far. The series revolves around Jigsaw, who traps victims into elaborate death traps which test their morality.
Released between 2004 and 2017, critics have consistently given the films mixed to negative reviews. However, the horror movies clearly have a major fan following, as evidenced by the franchise grossing over $1 billion from box office and retail sales by 2009.
'Spiral' is set to hit theatres on May 15, 2020.