Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures have pushed up the release date for Spiral: From the Book of Saw. The latest in the Saw franchise will now open in theaters nationwide on May 14.
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s President of Distribution, David Spitz was the first to confirm the news.
“With movie theaters now open in New York and Los Angeles and moviegoers returning to their favorite pastime, Spiral…puts a fresh spin on a favorite franchise. We know that Saw fans, as well as those experiencing their first Saw adventure, will be on the edge of their seats with this thrilling new film,” he said. “We are proud to support the exhibitors with one of our most eagerly awaited films. We are confident this film will kick off a robust summer moviegoing season.”
A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw. Working in the shadow of his father, 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.
To date, the Saw films have grossed almost $1 billion worldwide. The franchise’s latest chapter was previously scheduled to open in theaters on May 21.
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, from a script by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger, Spiral: From the Book of Saw is produced by Saw‘s original producers, Mark Burg and Oren Koules. Marisol Nichols also stars.