Chris Rock Rebooting & Executive Producing New "Saw" Horror Movie

May 17, 2019

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The Saw horror movie franchise is being rebooted by a rather interesting writer: Chris Rock. Deadline reports that the comedian/actor has written a movie treatment and will executive produce the film, which has already been given a release date of October 23, 2020.  “I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004," Rock said in a statement. "I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.” Longtime series producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules added that Rock "wants to put his own spin on the Saw franchise in the way Eddie Murphy put a completely fresh perspective on buddy-cop films with 48 Hours. This new Saw is going to be an event film in the making for horror fans."

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