Spiral: From the Book of Saw director Darren Lynn Bousman has discussed how the ninth film in the long-running Saw horror franchise will compare to the previous instalments.
During an appearance on The Boo Crew Podcast (via Bloody Disgusting), Bousman revealed that Spiral looks and feels like a Saw movie, but will also something completely different especially with the addition of humour due to the casting of Chris Rock.
“I can tell you that it feels like a Saw movie at times and at other times it’s its own completely different thing,” Bousman said. “It furthers the Saw mythology yet it takes it in a completely fresh direction. I’m really excited.”
“We did an early screening of [Spiral] when we thought it was coming out and it was so awesome sitting in the theatre because…” Bousman sidetracks before bringing it back to the test screening. “[Rock] is hilarious as a person, obviously, but the movie is not a comedy,” he continued. “But there are a couple of really amazing hilarious things that take place – because it is Chris Rock. In sitting in the [test screening] audience, I’ve never heard people laugh at a Saw movie – it doesn’t happen – and you hear this uproarious laughter, and then this immediate silence, because it turns on a dime. The tone is so fresh and new and different and Chris is just amazing in the movie.”
Spiral: From the Book of Saw is set to be Darren Lynn Bousman’s fourth directed instalment in the long-running horror franchise having previously directed Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV.
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A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in SPIRAL, 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.
Spiral: From the Book of Saw stars Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, and Marisol Nichols, with Darren Lynn Bousman returning to the world of Jigsaw for the ninth instalment. It is set for release on May 21st, 2021.