Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures have moved up the release date of the suspense-thriller Spiral: From the Book of Saw, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, to May 14. The announcement was made today by David Spitz, President of Distribution, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.
“With movie theaters now open in New York and Los Angeles and moviegoers returning to their favorite pastime, Spiral, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, puts a fresh spin on a favorite franchise,” said Spitz.
“We know that Saw fans, as well as those experiencing their first Saw adventure, will be on the edge of their seats with this thrilling new film. We are proud to support the exhibitors with one of our most eagerly awaited films. We are confident this film will kick off a robust summer moviegoing season.”
The Saw franchise has taken in nearly $1 billion worldwide. Spiral: From the Book of Saw had previously been slated for a May 21 release.
A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw. Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past.
Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.
The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger. A Lionsgate release, Twisted Pictures presents, a Burg/Koules production.
The film, which has previously been described as “Saw on steroids,” was developed as a “Saw experience” based on Chris Rock’s love of the franchise. The film will offer fans worldwide a new amped up level of deviously-treacherous traps, clever clues and the edge-of-the-seat suspense they expect from the one of the world’s most terrifying horror franchises.