‘Spiral: From The Book Of Saw’ Will Unleash Horror And Mayhem Into Theaters A Week Early

Now you can experience Jigsaw’s deadly games even earlier! Lionsgate has set Spiral: From the Book of Saw, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, for May 14th, moving it up a week to take advantage of theaters reopening. The film had originally set to open in May 2020, but was pushed due to the pandemic.

The ninth film in the Saw horror franchise that began in 2004, Spiral boasts its best group of actors yet. Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Max Minghella lead the way as cops investigating a series of grisly murders eerily reminiscent of the Jigsaw killer’s twisted games.

Behind the camera is returning director Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed Saw II, III, and IV. He’s working from a script by writers Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, who wrote 2017’s Jigsaw.

Lionsgate is showing a lot of faith in this revival of the Saw franchise. The May 4th date makes it one of the earliest major studio films to arrive in the summer without a streaming component. They’re relying totally on theatrical, and perhaps they can do that because the Saw films traditionally don’t cost much.

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