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The director and cast of Spiral: From The Book Of Saw give us the lowdown on this gruesome new thriller...
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The director and cast of Spiral: From The Book Of Saw give us the lowdown on this gruesome new thriller...

James Wan’s 2004 horror film Saw has grown into one of the most popular – and most bankable – horror franchises in cinematic history, spawning a total of eight films so far and creating an entire mythology centred around the twisted games and traps dreamed up the series primary antagonist, the killer and mastermind known as Jigsaw.

And the franchise isn’t done yet; although Jigsaw himself has gone, a new spin on the franchise arrives in cinemas next week courtesy of Chris Rock, who not only stars in the new film but is also the man behind putting a new spin on the Saw story, acting as the film’s executive producer.

Darren Lynn Bousman, who has plenty of experience with the franchise having already directed three of its sequels, has been tapped up for a return to the director’s chair for the new film, which also stars Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols and Samuel L. Jackson.

Spiral: From the Book of Saw arrives in cinemas on Monday and ahead of its opening, we spoke to Bousman, Nichols and Minghella about reviving the series once again…

 

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