Chris Rock to Produce Saw Spin-Off for 2020 Release
Comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran Chris Rock is set to produce a spin-off of the Saw horror movie series, due for release next year.
The film will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed the second, third, and fourth movies in the original series. Once again, it will be a Lionsgate production.
“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 chairman Joe Drake in a statement
. “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.”