The new Saw film, which will be a reimagining of the franchise will star Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson.
Comedy legend Rock will play a police detective, who’s investigating a series of grisly crimes and Jackson will play Rock’s father. When I first heard Rock had teamed up with Lionsgate to bring us a reimaging of the Saw franchise, I thought I was tripping, but to my surprise, Rock is a huge fan of the franchise. He came up with the story for the new film and will serve as an executive producer.
Saw hit screens in 2004 from the creative minds of James Wan (Aquaman) and Leigh Whannell (Upgrade). The franchise has spawned seven sequels, with the last being 2017’s Jigsaw.
Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols have also joined the cast as Rock’s partner William Schenk and boss Capt. Angie Garza, respectively. Production has begun on the currently untitled film, which is going by the working title The Organ Donor.