The “Saw” franchise jumped the shark years ago, which means it’s time for a reboot. And who better to give us one than CHRIS ROCK? (???) Yes, THAT Chris Rock.
He came up with the idea for the new flick, and he’s producing it, too. He says, quote, “I’ve been a fan of ‘Saw’ since the first film in 2004. I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”
One of the other producers adds, quote, “When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all in.”
If the idea of a comedian revamping a horror franchise seems familiar to you, that’s because it JUST HAPPENED, when DANNY MCBRIDE wrote and produced the 2018 “Halloween” sequel. We also should not forget Jordan Peele’s last 2 movies “Us” and “Get Out” and the “Twilight Zone” reboot! Creative is as creative does! I like it!