The first Saw film premiered in 2004, marking James Wan's directorial debut and grossing over $100 million worldwide on an estimated budget of $1.2 million.
A sadistic brain unleashes a twisted form of justice in SPIRAL, the terrifying new chapter from the book SAW. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the centre of the killer's morbid game. So consider our marvel when the primary trailer for Chris Rock's new access into this languishing franchise, which additionally stars Samuel L. Jackson and Max Minghella, in truth seemed... just right? This latest sequel, which is technically Saw 9, is changing the franchise slightly while keeping the same aesthetic and even the same director from Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV, with Darren Lynn Bousman at the helm.
Spiral opens in theaters May 15th.
The film starts off as a lot of other films before it; its the first day on the job for a rookie cop (Max Minghella) and his detective Zeke (Chris Rock). The trailer describes Spiral as a "new chapter", suggesting a possible continuation - but there's no overt reference to the Jigsaw killer here, so we may be in new-timeline-reboot territory.
There is a new "Saw" movie on the way, but it doesn't look like something that preceded it.
The Saw franchise stopped after Saw 3D, but an attempt was made to revive it in 2017 with Jigsaw. The team-up with a police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson) and it is off to the races to figure out who did this and why. It's a Saw movie.
Spiral: From The Book of Saw is out later this year. "It's gonna be good".