A couple of days ago, we reported that Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, and Marisol Nichols had joined the cast of Darren Lynn Bousman’s as yet untitled Saw reboot. They join actor Chris Rock, who also helped pen the screenplay.
Jackson will play the father of Chris Rock, who is executive producing the film. Rock himself plays, “…a police detective investigating a series of grizzly [sic] crimes.” Max Minghella will play William Schenk, Rock’s partner, and Marisol Nichols will play Captain Angie Garza, Rock’s boss.
Speaking about what they’ve got planned, Joe Drake, Chairman of Lionsgate, said the following:
“We think Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock along with Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols make this film completely special in the SAW canon and we can’t wait to unleash this unexpected and sinister new story on fans of this franchise. This is next level of SAW on full tilt.”
Of course, the one thing everyone wants to know is if Tobin Bell’s Jigsaw will be involved in any way. Given that this is said to be a fresh take on the franchise and expand it in new directions, it seems unlikely, but we’ll find out for sure when Saw IX is unleashed on audiences on October 23rd, 2020.
Filming has officially begun in Toronto.