As we all know good and well by this point in time, The Longest Yard and Grown Ups star Chris Rock is teaming with Twisted Pictures for yet another reimagining of the Saw franchise with a new, currently untitled entry which will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. This new Saw Reboot is all set to be unleashed by Lionsgate into a theater near you in October 2020, and today we have word via Bousman over on Twitter that this Saw reboot will begin shooting next week!
Director Darren Lynn Bousman tweets.
"Start shooting the new Saw film in just a few days. Something I never thought I'd be typing again! Gotta be honest. No one is ready for the insanity about to bleed out on screen!"
This new Saw movie comes to us from a story written by Chris Rock, which he is adapting into a screenplay along with Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. Rock will also serve as this reboot's executive producer along with longtime Saw executive producer Daniel Heffner and the creators of the original film James Wan and Leigh Whannel. The new Saw movie will be produced by longtime series producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules and will see the return of Darren Lynn Bousman to the director's chair.
Rock said about the film back in May.
"I've been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004. 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:
"Chris 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. It will have all of the twists and turns and hardcore layers that our fans expect directed by one of the masters of the craft, Darren Lynn Bousman. We can't wait to get started."
For those of you that might not know, Darren Lynn Bousman isn't a stranger to the Saw series. In fact, the filmmaker is responsible for the majority of the original films, including Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV. Red Machine director David Hackl took over the Saw franchise from Bousman with Saw V and then long-time Saw editor Kevin Greutert took over directing duties on the final two original installments Saw VI and Saw 3-D aka Saw: The Final Chapter. The franchise has already been reborn once before back in 2017 with Daybreakers and Winchester directing duo Peter and Michael Spierig taking the helm of Jigsaw starring Matt Passmore, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Hannah Emily Anderson, and Tobin Bell.
For better or worse, Lionsgate will unleash this new Saw reimagining into a theater near you on October 23, 2020. This update comes to us via Darren Lynn Bousman over on Twitter.