The Saw franchise has taken in nearly $1 billion worldwide. It is a horror franchise staple, and for nearly a decade ruled Halloween weekend at the box offices. I was excited every year to see the new installment to the saga. Despite its later cheesy entries, I always enjoyed what was deemed “torture porn” franchise. The twist and turns always got me and had me ready for the next episode.
The last installment, Jigsaw, released in 2017 managed a good $100 Million at the box office from a $10 Million Budget. So naturally this is an IP that is still viable and interesting to the public. Enter Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson.
That is right, Sam Jackson and Chris Rock are ready to introduce us to the next chapter in the Book of Saw, Spiral. A trailer was released on February 5th back in 2020 and was originally scheduled to be released on October 23rd, 2020, to keep with the Halloween tradition. But was then moved up to May 15th, 2020, and then delayed to May 21st, 2021. Now it looks like or official release date is May 14th, 2021.
The new release date come straight from David Spitz, President of Distribution, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. Speaking about the film, Spitz said:
“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, we know that Saw fans, as well as those experiencing their first Saw adventure, will be on the edge of their seats with this thrilling new film. We are proud to support the exhibitors with one of our most eagerly awaited films. We are confident this film will kick off a robust summer moviegoing season.”
A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw. Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.
Spiral stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is produced by the original Saw team of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman andwrittenby Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger.