We last gave you an update on Spiral: From the Book of Saw less than a week ago when we reported that the release date had been moved up. Now, ahead of its May release, Lionsgate has just released a brand new trailer revealing a glimpse of a new version of the iconic pig mask first seen in James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s original Saw movie. We also get a look at new traps and a new puppet.
Spiral, which is the ninth film in the franchise, stars Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson (Snakes on A Plane), as well as Max Minghella (“The Handmaid’s Tale). Rock also executive produces the movie based on his idea. The Saw’s franchise’s Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV) has returned to direct.
In Spiral, a sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.
During our interview with Bousman, we asked what fans of the Saw franchise can expect and he had this to say:
You’ve got Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson who are powerhouses. It’s intense and it’s great! It’s scary and it’s a thriller. What I love about it the most is that I think it will reinvent the franchise. It’s not the same movie you’ve seen eight times before thanks to Chris Rock who has been overseeing it. It has all of the things you love about Saw, but taking them in a new direction.
Marl Burg and Oren Kohls return to produce. Pete Goldfinger and Jigsaw’s Josh Stolberg penned the script which is executive produced by Rock, Daniel Heffner, and the original creators of the franchise, James Wan and Leigh Whannell.
Spiral: From the Book of Saw opens in theaters on May 14, 2021.