Samuel L Jackson and Chris Rock will star in the Saw reboot alongside Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols. As if he didn’t have enough already, Samuel L Jackson will be adding yet another successful franchise to his brilliant resume. Jackson will be playing the father of a police detective ( Chris Rock ) investigating a series of grisly crimes alongside his partner William Schenk ( Max Minghella ). Marisol Nichols will play Rock’s boss, Capt. Angie Garza.
“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 the next level of Saw on full tilt.”– Joe Drake, Chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group
Yes, he did say UNLEASH! The new film is described as a re-imagining of the series. The title is yet to be revealed even though technically its Saw-9. But since it is a reboot we expect the title to be re-imagined too. The movie is set to release in the United States on October 23, 2020.
The Saw Franchise
Appearing in 2004 the ‘Saw’ franchise has had eight installments with the last one in 2017. The series showcases the chronicles of a serial killer named John Kramer/Jigsaw portrayed by Tobin Bell and his followers who concocted elaborate death traps for victims. Rather than killing his victims outright, Jigsaw traps them in situations that he calls “tests” or “games” to test their will to live through physical or psychological tortures and believes if they survive, they will be rehabilitated.