Chris Rock shared details about his “really scary and really bloody” Saw restart, which is slated to hit theaters later this year.
Filming for the ninth installment of the long-standing horror franchise began in July with Darren Lynn Bousman – director of Saw II, III and IV – at the top. The film, originally planned for October 23, 2020, will be released on May 15.
As the arrival of the new Saw Edge approached, Rock – who contributed the story with Samuel L. Jackson and will be featured in the film – gave fans an insight into his vision for the project.
“Saw is really scary and really bloody,” he said to Collider in a recent interview. “It’s a Saw movie. But every now and then you take a little breath. It’ll be fine.”
Rock further stated that he put his own stamp on the film by introducing elements of the comedy.
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“There are so many films that I have seen that are gone. Three jokes would have made this film much better.” Do you know what i mean? You can often make comedies in things if they are grounded in themselves without changing the film. “
He continued, “Just like this story that Beverly Hills Cop was written for Sylvester Stallone. Eddie Murphy was hired at the last minute and they made something like the same film, but there was only a little reason here and here. “
When asked how his involvement with Saw 9 came about, Rock suggested that it was a coincidental meeting with the franchise’s Lionsgate production company.
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“I was at a friend’s wedding and they introduced me to the head of Lionsgate,” he said. “I thought ‘Lionsgate? Oh, Saw. “And they called me. I was just making fun of the Lionsgate guy about Saw.”
Rock will also be the producer of Saw 9, which was written by Jigsaw screenwriters Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg.
In May, Rock said, “I’ve been a Saw fan since the first film in 2004. I’m excited about the opportunity to bring this to a really intense and twisted new place.”
Joe Drake, chairman of Lionsgate, added: “When Chris Rock came to us and described in detail his fantastic vision, which redefines and triggers the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all in.”
In the meantime, the first trailer for season 4 of the celebrated anthology series Fargo with Chris Rock has landed.
Fargo’s third season, which aired in 2017, was played in Minnesota in 2010 with cast members such as Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Season 4 goes back 60 years to 1950 and takes place in Kansas City, Missouri instead. This time Chris Rock and Ben Whishaw lead a star cast.