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First Trailer For Chris Rock’s Saw Film Just Dropped And It Looks Terrifying

by : Julia Banim on : 05 Feb 2020 14:39
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The very first trailer for Chris Rock’s Saw has just dropped, and it looks every bit as terrifying as the original.

Entitled Spiral: From the Book of Saw, this reboot will star Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols in what is anticipated to be a reverential yet reinvigorated take on the noughties gore classic.

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Although the trailer remains relatively clean of the inevitable blood and guts to come, the tension is palpable; with a score that genuinely set the hairs on the back of my neck on edge.

You can watch the trailer for yourself below:

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The trailer kicks off with two cops driving along in a car, with one showing the other – more cynical cop – a photo of his wife and kids. For a moment it’s as if we’re in buddy cop territory, but then a familiar creepiness takes hold; putting a stop to their back-and-forth banter.

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A third cop radio calls them, letting them know there’s an officer down. A chill settles over their expressions as they head to a darkened train tracks, cornered off with police tape.

It becomes apparent something horrific has taken place, and that cops have been targeted. And the presence of a saw makes it very obvious that at least one necessary body part will be chopped off.

Saw reboot directorTwisted Pictures

A long-time fan of the iconic horror series, this is a clear passion project for Rock, 54, who will reportedly be bringing a ‘sprinkling of humour’ to the dark narrative.

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Speaking with IGN at a Television Critics Association press event in January, Rock revealed:

A lot of times I go to a movie or I watch a TV show and I go, ‘Wow, you know, two jokes would have made a big difference in that.’

I love Saw, but I was like, ‘Wow, it has almost no humour at all.’ So, it seemed like a good place…good fertile ground…by the way, the new Saw, I’ve seen like a rough cut. It’s still Saw…it’s bloody, it’s gory, but there’s like a sprinkling of humour here and there.

We’re not revamping it, it’s not Scary Movie, it’s Saw.

As well as producing the movie, Rock will have a starring role as a detective investigating crimes connected to the eerie Jigsaw Killer, with Jackson playing his father.

First Trailer For Chris Rock's Saw Film Just Dropped And It Looks TerrifyingLionsgate
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You can catch Spiral: From the Book of Saw in UK cinemas from May 15, 2020.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Film and TV, Chris Rock, horror, Saw, Trailer

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  1. IGN

    Chris Rock Says His Saw Movie Has Humor But 'It's Not Scary Movie'

  2. Lionsgate Movies/YouTube

    Spiral (2020 Movie) Teaser Trailer – Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson