You may have heard, Chris Rock is set to reboot the Saw horror movie franchise.
While some fans were thrilled by the news, Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” co-host Michael Che has concerns, specifically how Rock will change the films.
Che launched into a segment about Rock’s new movie deal this weekend on the season 44 finale of SNL.
“Comedian Chris Rock is teaming up with Lionsgate on a reboot of the movie Saw, which I assume he will be calling “Seent,” Che said. He then began laughing so hard, he couldn’t maintain his composure. “That’s a fun joke,” he quipped.
Ebonics-influenced title aside, Rock is for real remaking Saw.
On Thursday the writer, producer, director released a statement saying he plans to put his own spin on the franchise, and will create a new installment from a story he conceptualized.
“I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004,” Rock said. “I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”
The Saw films launched in 2004 and ended in 2017, earning about $1 billion worldwide.
Rock didn’t say what he plans to call the next installment of Saw, but we’re guessing it won’t be “Seent.”