Lionsgate has moved Chris Rock’s Saw reboot co-starring Samuel L. Jackson up for a summer 2020 release according to Variety.
The reboot had originally been planned for an October 23, 2020 release but after seeing early footage, the studio has decided to bump the film up to May 15, 2020.
The move also comes just days after Universal announced that they have slated Halloween Kills starring Jamie Lee Curtis for October 16, 2020.
Rock will play a police detective investigating a series of grisly crimes in the reboot. Samuel L. Jackson will portray Rock’s father while Max Minghella, who stars in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale also joins the cast as Rock’s partner. Riverdale actress Marisol Nichols will play a police captain.
Outside of character details, there is very little known about Rock’s reboot aside from the usual traps and suspense. Longtime Saw filmmakers Mark Burg and Oren Koules returned to produce the film while Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed the second, third and fourth Saw movies, is directing the new movie. The decision to revisit the series was inspired by Rock’s love of the franchise.