He came; he saw; he’s rebooting.
It has only been 9 years since the final film in the Saw franchise came out, but that appears to be long enough for the horror series to be rebooted.
And the man helping to do it?
The Madagscar star may be more familiar with comedies, but he has written a story that is being adapted by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, which he will also executive produce.
“I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004,” said Rock. “I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”
Longtime producers of the series, Mark Burg and Oren Koules, have expressed excitement about working with the 54-year-old, saying, “Chris wants to put his own spin on the Saw franchise in the way Eddie Murphy put a completely fresh perspective on buddy-cop films with 48 Hours.
“This new Saw is going to be an event film in the making for horror fans. It will have all of the twists and turns and hardcore layers that our fans expect directed by one of the masters of the craft, Darren Lynn Bousman. We can’t wait to get started.”
Lionsgate has dated the film’s release for October 23rd, 2020.