Spiral shifts release date, will now kick off summer movie season
Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures have announced that the highly anticipated suspense-thriller Spiral: From the Book of Saw has shifted its release date and will now kick off the summer movie season on May 14, a full week ahead of its previous release date.
— Spiral (@Saw) March 24, 2021
“With movie theaters now open in New York and Los Angeles and moviegoers returning to their favorite pastime, Spiral, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, puts a fresh spin on a favorite franchise,” David Spitz, Lionsgate President of Distribution, said in a statement. “We know that Saw fans, as well as those experiencing their first Saw adventure, will be on the edge of their seats with this thrilling new film. We are proud to support the exhibitors with one of our most eagerly awaited films. We are confident this film will kick off a robust summer moviegoing season.”
Spiral was originally set to release in May of 2020, but was bumped a full year in the wake of the COVID pandemic to May 21, but with theaters now opening around the globe and the studios and audiences hoping this summer can revert back to some semblance of normalcy, it has elected to move up the film a week.
This particular installment of the long-running horror franchise comes from a story by Chris Rock, who will co-star with Samuel L. Jackson. Rock 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.
Spiral: From the Book of Saw 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.
The film is produced by longtime Saw producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules – who are back once again to shepherd this re-imagining, which will is 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 is executive produced by Chris Rock, long-time Saw executive producer Daniel Heffner and the original creators of Saw, James Wan and Leigh Whannell.
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