Chris Rock is set to reboot the classic "Saw" movie franchise with “a really intense and twisted” new film.
Chris apparently approached the studio, Lionsgate, with a new concept which will be both a re-imagining and a spinning off for the series, based around Jigsaw, the killer who sets elaborate traps for his victims.
The "Saw" franchise began in 2004 and made over $1 billion at the global box office. The most recent movie, "Jigsaw," made over $102 million worldwide from a budget of $10 million despite mostly negative reviews. The studio also created two Saw attractions at Thorpe Park, a theme park in the UK as well as video games and a comic book.
Chris said, “I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004, and I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”