Fans eager to see Spiral: From the Book of Saw are in for a treat and hopefully it’s not a trick.
The next chapter in the Saw franchise, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, is set to arrive in theaters on May 14, a week earlier than previously announced.
“With movie theaters now open in New York and Los Angeles and moviegoers returning to their favorite pastime, Spiral, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, puts a fresh spin on a favorite franchise,” David Spitz, president of distribution for Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said Wednesday in a press release.
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Spiral was originally slated for release in May 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was pushed to May 21, 2021, before getting moved up a week.
The first trailer for the film dropped in February 2020. It features Chris Rock as brash detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) arriving on the scene of a sadistic crime. Later, Samuel L. Jackson’s veteran investigator gets to the scene and is shown asking, “You want to play games, motherf—r?”
The Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures film is produced by the original Saw team of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. Chris Rock serves as an executive producer. Darren Lynn Bousman directs from a script written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger.
Watch a trailer for the film below: