There’s a civil war going on with white people, and there’s two sides: there’s white people, and there’s white-faced puppets with little blush spirals. And puppets have got to go.
With that, Chris Rock has launched into his latest bit: a Saw reboot. Lionsgate today announced that the ninth chapter of their evergreen tale of the wooden dummy-fronted serial killer will be a reboot instigated by Rock. The comedian apparently approached the studio with “a fantastic vision that reimagines and spins off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer,” and now Lionsgate is preparing to get it to theaters by October 2020.
Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, the duo who wrote the last Saw entry (2017’s Jigsaw), are already signed on to turn Rock’s story into a screenplay. Darren Lynn Bousman, director on Saw II through Saw IV, is set to helm. At last, the Saw franchise will get have new blood, injected into a creature still otherwise entirely fueled by old blood.