This Halloween we will be hit with – strangely enough – Chris Rock’s reboot of James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s horror series Saw co-starring Samul L. Jackson. And today, Rock let us all know that, while the film will NOT be a parody by any means (like Scary Movie) it will have some humor tossed in there for good measure.
Rock tells IGN: “A lot of times I go to a movie or I watch a TV show and I go, ‘Wow, you know, two jokes would have made a big difference in that. I love Saw, but I was like ‘Wow, it has almost no humor at all.’ So, it seemed like a good place…good fertile ground…by the way, the new Saw, I’ve seen as a rough cut. It’s still Saw…it’s bloody, it’s gory, but there’s like a sprinkling of humor here and there. We’re not revamping it, it’s not Scary Movie, it’s Saw.”
Saw rebooted is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and produced by Oren Koules and Mark Burg from a screenplay written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger from a story by Chris Rock based on the original film written by James Wan and Leigh Whannell. It stars Chris Rock as Zeke with Samuel L. Jackson as Marcus, Max Minghella as William Schenk, and Marisol Nichols as Capt. Angie Garza. Lionsgate Films will unleash the funny new Saw movie on May 15, 2020.
It was originally set to be released on October 23, 2020, but got moved up to avoid competition with Halloween Kills.