With the light at the end of the tunnel on this COVID-19 pandemic drawing closer and closer, movie studios are coming out of hibernation. Movies that were due for 2020 are finally coming out. One such film that was set for a digital release, is now heading exclusively to theaters on May 14th. A new form of side-story to the Saw universe, Spiral stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson. Darren Lynn Bousman is handling the director duties with Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger writing the script.

You can read the full press release for the film below:

Spiral: From The Book Of Saw Release

Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and Twisted Pictures have moved up the release date of the highly anticipated suspense-thriller Spiral: From the Book of Saw, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, to May 14. The announcement was made today by David Spitz, President of
Distribution, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.

“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,” said Spitz. “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’re 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.”

The Saw franchise has taken in nearly $1 billion worldwide. Spiral: From the Book of Saw had previously been slated for a May 21 release.

A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw. Working in the shadow of his father, 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.

You can watch all the Saw films on HBO Max to prepare for Spiral‘s release on May 14th.

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