As most of you fellow horror fans know all too well by this point in time, James Wan and Leigh Whannell's infamous Saw series is heading back to the big screen next year with a reboot starring Chris Rock (I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, New Jack City) and Samuel L. Jackson (The Long Kiss Goodnigh, Pulp Fiction). And today we're hearing rumblings that on top of this new Saw film, there is a Saw TV series in development as well.
While this is all just an unconfirmed rumor at this point in time, it is pretty much a known fact that if this series ever comes to fruition it will most likely sport an all-new cast of doomed characters. That said, and I don't know about you, but I find the idea of a TV series set within the world of Saw to be about the most 'duh' idea I've heard in a while. After all, we all know from the franchise's history that these stories can be produced quickly and on limited budgets. Plus, I know it's not just me who kind of always felt that the Saw franchise was really just a big screen TV series to begin with.
Whether or not there really is a Saw series in development, fans of the franchise need not worry too much because, as mentioned above, there is an all-new Saw movie heading to theaters this May. It is all set to star Chris Rock as a police detective named Zeke with Samuel L. Jackson playing his father, Marcus, Max Minghella portraying his partner, William Schenk, and Marisol Nichols rounding out the cast as police captain Angie Garza.
And if that surprising cast wasn't enough to pique your interest in another Saw movie, there's more. Not only has director Darren Lynn Bousman teased that this reboot contains the biggest trap ever built for any Saw movie, but he also tweeted it sports what is arguably the most horrific death scene so far in the franchise. In fact, he went so far as to say that this new horrific death scene rivals the infamous Needle Pit scene from Saw II. You know the scene I'm talking about. That's a bold statement, Bousman. Sounds good to me!
Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV director Darren Lynn Bousman returns for the new Saw movie. He will be helming the motion picture from a screenplay written by Piranha 3D, Sorority Row, and Jigsaw scribes Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger based on the original film by James Wan and Leigh Whannell and an all-new story by Chris Rock. Franchise producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg are returning for this new film as well. Lionsgate Films originally scheduled Chris Rock's Saw reboot to be released on October 23, 2020, but then went ahead and moved it up a few months to avoid competition with Blumhouse's Halloween (2018) sequel Halloween Kills. It will now be unleashed into a theater near you on May 15, 2020. In the meantime, this unconfirmed rumor comes to us from We Got This Covered.