Chris Rock's Saw reboot brought forward by five months
Chris Rock's new reboot of horror franchise Saw has been brought forward by five months.
The comedian is starring and has been the driving force behind the new take on the gruesome horror story. It was due to hit cinemas on October 23rd in 2020, but has now jumped forward to May 15th.
Samuel L. Jackson, The Handmaid's Tale's Max Minghella and Riverdale's Marisol Nichols will star alongside Rock.
Rock will play a police detective investigating a series of violent crimes, with Jackson playing his father. Minghella will play Rock's partner, with Nichols portraying a police captain.
The has a screenplay is based on a story conceived by Rock and written by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg.
Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed the second, third and fourth instalments of the franchise, will direct.
The Saw series has yielded eight movies thus far and over $976 million in box office receipts. The most recent instalment, Jigsaw, was released in 2017.