Chris Rock To Reboot ‘Saw’ Franchise With Lionsgate & Twisted Pictures

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    https://deadline.com/2019/05/chris-...e-with-lionsgate-twisted-pictures-1202616185/
     
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    I think Chris Rock is one of the best stand-up comedians around, but his own films have not been great.
     
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    Jigsaw was the rare reboot that got it right, so it's a shame that is dying after one movie. Why bother rebooting these franchises when they're not even going to give them a chance? LionsGate will probably discard of this as quickly as they discarded Jigsaw.
     
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    ...first thing I thought...
     
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    Agreed.

    The films he's written and directed:

    Top Five
    Head of State
    I Think I Love My Wife

    are not great.
     
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    KGBRadioMoskow Makes any meat boneless!

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    Didn't shock me in the slightest that a studio would figure after Jordan Peele transitioned to horror, there's bank to be made in putting another African American stand up comic behind the genre camera.
     
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    Except it's not a reboot and left them with nothing to go forward with.

    This is definitely odd news. Comedians becoming horror directors must be the new "in" thing. Still, I'm curious to see how this comes together.
     
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    I agree with you to a point, my point being if it had been massively successful, they would have a found a way to move this forward, I agree the idea within the film could not have made a franchise, but there were areas it could have gone and I suspect the film makers already had ideas of where to take it.
     
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    It was a prequel right? You can't really go forward when you start at the beginning of a pre-existing franchise. It's a tough jumping off point to make new sequels from.
     
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    Did you guys even see the movie? :confused:

    Definitely not a prequel. They set up a whole new Jigsaw killer and left the door wide open for a sequel.

    If you watch the disc extras it was intended to reboot the franchise and set off a new series of films.
     
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    Should probably spoiler tag the post. The movies not that old.

    Seems like I need to rewatch it but the way I remember it, at least 90% of the movie is a prequel. The fact that it was a prequel was the twist, or at least part of it.
     
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    The twist does involve there being two separate timelines, one taking place 10 years after the original series and the other taking place during Jigsaw's killing spree. But your percentages are WAY off (aside from Tobin Bell, the actors from the 10 Years Later chunk of the movie all have top billing). And it's definitely not a prequel.
     
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    I wouldn't dismiss this just yet. It seems that while the basic story is Chris Rock's idea, the screenwriting duties are being handled by Jigsaw's Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. They are also bringing back Darren Lynn Bousman to direct, and producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg have been there since the beginning. Let's just hope they've got Tobin Bell on board, although it must be difficult trying to write him in at this point in the series.
     
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    I'll have to watch it again. Clearly I don't remember it well!
     
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    I never mentioned it being a prequel, I said there options that the movie could have gone, but the main theme of Jigsaw, could not have continued.

    With regards to the reboot talk on the extra's, I've not seen that.

    It's a shame they didn't continue with it, I've always liked these movies, and it's not like Jigsaw didn't make money, it was successful and made profit, just not as much as the previous entries.
     
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    This series, like Nightmare on Elm Street, would just be too strange for me with a different actor portraying the lead (if that's the direction they're heading in). Tobin Bell is the whole franchise for me.
     
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    “Chris wants to put his own spin on the Saw franchise in the way Eddie Murphy put a completely fresh perspective on buddy-cop films with 48 Hours. "

    Two things. First off Eddie Murphy didn't give a completely fresh perspective on buddy cop films. Buddy cop films were almost non existent. He basically started the buddy cop films. Second. apparently Saw spin off will have comedy. Because that's what Murphy added in his film 48hrs.
     

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