‘Saw’ Franchise to Get Reboot… by Chris Rock?
Yup, you read that headline right. Chris Rock is going to reboot the Saw franchise.
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.
Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group chairman Jon Drake said:
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. 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.
If a comedian getting into the horror game sounds familiar, well, you aren't going crazy. Jordan Peele from Key & Peele, has done Get Out, Us, and is also behind the Twilight Zone on CBS All Access. There was also Danny McBride writing and producing the 2018 Halloween sequel.