Chris Rock is developing a reimagining of the Saw franchise. After the makers of Pineapple Express did a Halloween sequel played straight and Jim from The Office made an acclaimed horror film, this isn't totally out of left field. I guess the future of horror is comedians. pic.twitter.com/nhNA970M1j
Everyone's talking about Chris Rock but IT"S FUCKING DIRECTED BY DARREN LYNN BOUSMAN I'M CRYING GSFJHLFGLHAGFKHAKBFKJAF https://t.co/BhUvIV1521
— PRETTY MUCH IT (TOUR TIX ON SALE NOW) (@PrettyMuchIt) May 16, 2019
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Seeing skepticism re: Chris Rock doing a SAW reboot and in response I'd just like to point to Danny McBride & David Gordon Green's HALLOWEEN, Matthew Holness' POSSUM, John Krasinski's A QUIET PLACE, and both of Jordan Peele's movies. Funny people ain't new to the horror genre.
Continue reading THAT Chris Rock Is Rebooting ‘Saw’ Franchise, Twitter Has Questions
THAT Chris Rock Is Rebooting 'Saw' Franchise, Twitter Has Questions
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Chris Rock is rebooting the Saw franchise. Today (May 16), Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures announced a partnership with the comedian to expand the world of the horror series.
Reportedly, a new film is on schedule for Oct. 23, 2020.
"I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004," said Rock via a press statement. "I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place."
Entertainment Weekly reports the screenplay was conceived by Rock and written by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, while Darren Lynn Bousman will direct.
So far there have been eight Saw films, but you probably forgot about 2017's Jigsaw. The fact that Chris Rock is giving the franchise a recharge has Twitter reacting.
Peep some of the jokes and commentary below.