In addition to releasing a brand new image, Spiral: From the Book of Saw director Darren Lynn Bousman has cited a promising horror film from the genre’s past as the inspiration for the upcoming sequel. When discussing the movie, it is also known as Spiral: From the Book of Saw, Bousman revealed what drew him to Chris Rock’s idea for the film, with a creative couple hoping for that Spiral will have a similar feel to a particular serial killer masterpiece.
Chris came up with a thriller concept. He pitched this very comprehensive, compact idea. We wanted it to feel a lot more like Seven. But it has so many ties to the mythos of Saw. “
Along with the groundbreaking horror of director David Fincher, Spiral will of course listen back to the long-running Saw franchise, which involved director Darren Lynn Bousman, who guided previous sequels Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV. However, the director plans to make some changes for it Spiral and promises that, while the film is still the ninth installment in the Saw franchise, it will be very different thanks to his more mature attitude as a filmmaker.
“I was a younger person. Blood and violence was the trick, I guess. Blood and violence is no longer a trick – it just serves the story. This is much more about character, tension and fear.”
Along with the toned down blood and gore, another tonal shift ahead Spiral will no doubt come from Chris Rock himself, whose extensive background in comedy is sure to result in a few laughs to break the drama of the serial killer.
“I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first movie in 2004,” Rock said of the project earlier. “I’m excited by the opportunity to take this to a very intense and twisted new place.” Lionsgate’s CEO Joe Drake has also discussed the approach Spiral, describing Rock’s idea as “totally reverent to the legacy of the material, while reviving the brand with his humor, creative vision and passion for this classic horror franchise”.
Seven remains one of the quintessential examples of the horror genre because of the grimy and mercilessly brutal approach to the serial killer story. Preferably remembered for his more grounded take on the genre, as well as its haunting finale, the comparison should certainly excite Saw fans, along with horror fans curious to see where Chris Rock plans to take the franchise.
Spiral follows Chris Rock as Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks, who, in the shadow of the esteemed police veteran Marcus Banks, played by Samuel L. Jackson, finds himself on the trail of a sadistic mastermind. Banks and his new partner, Detective William Schenk, played by Max Minghella, unleash a twisted form of justice and lead a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the town’s gruesome past. Unconsciously entangled in a deeper mystery, Zeke finds herself at the center of the murderer’s morbid play.
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, and written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, Spiral also stars Marisol Nichols as Captain Angie Garza and Zoie Palmer as Kara Boswick in addition to Rock, Jackson and Minghella.
Spiral is scheduled for release in the United States on May 21, 2021 by Lionsgate, after being delayed from its original May 15, 2020 release date, due to ongoing global conditions. This is from Empire.
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