It has been announced, as per the official SAW Facebook page, that the latest installment to the SAW franchise, SPIRAL, has been pushed back to May 21, 2021.
While many of us have been wondering if the film would get a Halloween-release, the news that it has been pushed back a full year right as the summer blockbuster season is starting to put on its bathing drawers (typically around Memorial Day Weekend) means that Lionsgate has high hopes for the film. Time will tell as to whether or not fans will be patient enough for the film to be released.
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.
The film stars Chris Rock (“Everybody Hates Chris”, Grown Ups), Max Minghella (“The Handmaid’s Tale”, Teen Spirit), Marisol Nichols (“Riverdale” Scream 2), and Samuel L. Jackson (Glass, Captain Marvel).
Returning to the series is director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II – IV, St. Agatha, Devil’s Carnival) with a screenplay by Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D, Sorority Row) and Pete Goldfinger (“Phantom Investigators”, Piranha 3DD). SPIRAL is produced by the original SAW team of Mark Burg (The Intruder, “Louder Milk”) and Oren Koules (The Tortured, Dead Silence).
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was slated to be released on May 15, 2020. With a full year to wait for the film, we are curious to know our readers’ thoughts on the change. Let us know in the comments below.