Samuel L. Jackson to lead Chris Rock's new Saw reboot
Samuel L. Jackson is to lead the new reboot of Saw.
The mega-hit horror franchise will be rebooted in 2020 with a new story from comedian Chris Rock.
Jackson will star alongside The Handmaid's Tale's Max Minghella and Riverdale's Marisol Nichols.
Rock will also play a key role in the new film. He 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.
Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said of the casting: "We think Samuel L Jackson and Chris Rock along with Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols make this film completely special in the Saw canon and we can’t wait to unleash this unexpected and sinister new story on fans of this franchise. This is next level of Saw on full tilt."
Rock's reboot will be released on October 23rd in 2020. It 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.