Lionsgate is ready for more Saw, with the studio moving up the release date for the Chris Rock-fronted reboot by nearly half a year to May 15, 2020.
The film, currently shooting in Toronto, was originally slated for a release closer to Halloween, on Oct. 23, 2020.
Described as a reimagining and a spinning-off of the franchise, Rock will play a police detective investigating a series of grizzly crimes and Samuel L. Jackson portrays Rock’s father. Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols also lead the cast.
Darren Lynn Bousman is directing the feature from a script by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. The film is executive produced by Chris Rock, long-time Saw executive producer Daniel Heffner and the original creators of Saw, James Wan and Leigh Whannell.
The only other movie slated for the May 15, 2020 date is Warner Bros’ new Scooby Doo animated feature, voice starring Will Forte and Gina Rodriguez.