Chris Rock Is Trying Horror with New “Saw” Movie Franchise
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Chris Rock is usually the funny man in most movies, well it seem like he wants to try something new!
The comedian is linking up with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures for the next Saw movie. Yes! Horror! Chris has written a story that is being adapted to the big screen by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, with Chris executively producing.
“When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins-off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all-in,” said Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake. “Saw is one of the highest grossing horror franchises of all-time and it’s one of Lionsgate’s most successful film series. This upcoming film will still be as mind bending and intense as all the previous Saw films. Chris conceived this idea and it will be completely reverential to the legacy of the material while reinvigorating the brand with his wit, creative vision and passion for this classic horror franchise.”
“I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004,” said Rock. “I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”
The film is has been given a date of October 23, 2020
This is definitely not Chris’s first time writing a movie or producing. His credits include Head of State (directorial debut), Down to Earth (co-wrote), I Think I Love My Wife (wrote & directed), Top Five (wrote, directed & starred in), and, of course, Pootie Tang, among others.
Plus we all watched Everybody Hates Chris, which he co-created and narrated. His Netflix special Tamborine is currently streaming.
In the fall, he heads into production for season 4 of FX/MGM’s Emmy-winning drama series Fargo.
Written by Clarke Jones