New Saw movie release date moved up to May 2020
The new Saw movie will break from franchise tradition when it debuts, featuring actual celebrities in the lead roles with Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson starring. Now, ComingSoon has confirmed that the new film will break another tradition and will no longer open on October 23, 2020. The studio has instead moved it to the prime summer movie season slot of May 15, 2020, an indicator that the studio has a lot of faith in the new movie.
This marks the first entry in the series to not open in the month of October, a streak kept alive by the previous 8 features (the first seven of which opened in successive years). The film is now scheduled to open against Warner Bros. animated Scooby-Doo reboot, simply titled Scoob.
Rock, who also co-wrote the story for the film, plays a police detective investigating a series of grizzly crimes with Jackson playing his father. They’re joined in the film by Max Minghella who plays William Schenk, Rock’s partner and Marisol Nichols as Capt. Angie Garza, Rock’s boss.
The film will be produced by longtime Saw producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules – who are back once again to shepherd this re-imagining, which will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed three of the most successful films in the Saw franchise. The screenplay is based on a story conceived by Rock and written by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg (Jigsaw). The film will be executive produced by Chris Rock, long-time Saw executive producer Daniel Heffner and the original creators of Saw, James Wan and Leigh Whannell.
The film will offer fans worldwide a new amped up level of deviously treacherous traps, clever clues and the edge-of-the-seat suspense they expect from the one of the world’s most terrifying horror franchises.