Comedian Chris Rock To Reboot ‘Saw’ Franchise?!?

Well here’s some odd news. Comedian/actor Chris Rock wants to reboot the Saw franchise.

Chris Rock is teaming with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures for a fresh reimagining on the next Sawmovie. Rock has written a story that is being adapted by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, and Rock also will executive produce. Lionsgate has dated the film for release on October 23, 2020.

“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.”

It’s easy to think this is a horrible idea, but remember when David Gordon Green and Danny McBride we’re first announced as the team that would revitalize the Halloween franchise?

Said Rock: “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.”

Added longtime series producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules: “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.”

What do you think? Are you excited for Rock’s take on the Saw franchise? Let us know in the comments.