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Actor Chris Rock set to reboot 'Saw' series

Comedian-actor Chris Rock and entertainment company Lionsgate are collaborating on a "Saw" spinoff.

"I've been a fan of 'Saw' since the first film in 2004. I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place," Rock said.

The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the Jigsaw Killer or Jigsaw, who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. Tobin Bell has portrayed Jigsaw in all eight films, reports variety.com.

Joe Drake, chairman of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group, made the announcement on Thursday.

The new movie will be released on October 23, 2020.

"When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all-in," said Drake.

"'Saw' is one of the highest-grossing horror franchises of all time and
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Saw Spinoff in the Works, Developed by Chris Rock

Joseph Baxter May 16, 2019

Chris Rock will make the surprising transition from comedy to horror, teaming with Lionsgate to reimagine the Saw film franchise.

The Saw film franchise may have seen its creative marrow drained dry by studio Lionsgate, as last seen in the ill-received 2017 sequel, Jigsaw, the eighth film in the transformative horror series. However, a metamorphosis is in the works, with the studio going back to the drawing board, teaming with – of all people – comedian Chris Rock, for what is vaguely being described as a reboot… or spinoff. – Honestly, it’s hard to tell at this point.

According to an official announcement, Saw will be getting a cinematic facelift to the original film series, all of which starred Tobin Bell as John Kramer, a.k.a. the Jigsaw Killer, a smart, sadistic kidnapper/torturer who uses a twisted sense of justice to select his victims. The next film entry,
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Saw Reboot Coming from Chris Rock, Saw II Director & Lionsgate

Saw Reboot Coming from Chris Rock, Saw II Director & Lionsgate
The Saw franchise is gearing up for a return to theaters with a "re-imagining" from famed funnyman Chris Rock. Based on a premise pitched by Rock, the movie will be penned by Jigsaw writers Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. Chris Rock had this to say about the impending horror release.

"I've been a fan of 'Saw' since the first film in 2004. I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place."

Joe Drake, Chairman of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group, said of the movie at Cannes.

"When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins-off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all-in. Chris conceived this idea and it will be completely reverential to the legacy of the material while reinvigorating the brand with his wit, creative vision and passion for this classic horror franchise.
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Chris Rock to Executive Produce Saw Spinoff, Darren Lynn Bousman to Direct

After decades of making us laugh, Chris Rock is looking to give viewers nightmare fuel by stepping into the blood-soaked world of the Saw movies as an executive producer for a new entry to Lionsgate's horror franchise of deadly traps and heart-wrenching (and often limb-ripping) decisions.

Variety reports that in addition to executive producing the new Saw movie, which is described as a "spinoff," Rock also conceived the story for the new film, which will be written by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, the writers of 2017's Jigsaw, the most recent entry in the eight-film franchise.

Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV, will return to direct the spinoff, which is currently untitled.

Joining Rock as executive producers are the creators of Saw themselves, James Wan and Leigh Whannell, with Daniel Heffner also executive producing, and Mark Burg and Oren Koules on board as producers.
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Chris Rock To Reboot The Saw Franchise For Lionsgate

Due to the gruesome nature of the Saw franchise, it doesn’t have many returning characters. Of course, the one major exception to that rule is Tobin Bell’s unforgettable turn as the Jigsaw killer, with the franchise’s many sequels working through his ‘interesting’ perspectives on righteous justice. Not even his death in Saw III was able to keep him down, as he’s still had a role in each film in the series since.

Most recently, we saw his first ‘game’ in Jigsaw, and a lot of fans figured that this flashback to his formative days nicely wrapped up his story. After all, with a whopping eight movies in the franchise, how much more could there really be to say about him? Well, apparently not a whole lot, as we’re now learning that the series will be rebooted, with Chris Rock teaming up with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures
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Chris Rock Rebooting ‘Saw’ Franchise With Lionsgate

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Chris Rock Rebooting ‘Saw’ Franchise With Lionsgate
Chris Rock and Lionsgate are collaborating on a “Saw” spinoff.

“I’ve been a fan of ‘Saw’ since the first film in 2004,” Rock said. “I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”

The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the “Jigsaw Killer” or “Jigsaw,” who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. Tobin Bell has portrayed Jigsaw in all eight films. The low-cost titles have been highly profitable for Lionsgate, grossing nearly $1 billion worldwide. Mark Burg, Oren Koules and Gregg Hoffman produced all the “Saw” movies.

Joe Drake, chairman of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, made the announcement on Thursday. The new movie will be released on Oct. 23, 2020.

“When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer,
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Creepshow featurette teases the new anthology horror series

Horror streaming service Shudder has released a new featurette for its upcoming TV series Creepshow, which sees executive producer Greg Nicotero discussing remaking the 1982 anthology horror for the small screen; watch it here…

See Also: Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell cast in Creepshow pilot ‘Gray Matter

Creepshow is slated to premiere on Shudder later this year, and will feature stories from a number of notable horror writers including Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale and Joe Hill.

The post Creepshow featurette teases the new anthology horror series appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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New Creepshow Featurette with Showrunner Greg Nicotero Takes You Behind the Scenes of the Series

A new behind-the-scenes featurette has been released for Shudder’s upcoming horror anthology series Creepshow, which is based on the classic George Romero and Stephen King films from the ‘80s.

The video focuses on series showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) talking about the inspiration behind the series and what it’s like for him to be working on the show, which is clearly a passion project for the him.

This is one of my most anticipated shows of the year. I love the Creepshow franchise, and this series has potential to be great!

The series is an adaptation of Stephen King and George A. Romero‘s classic 80s Creepshow anthology movies, and it will consist of twelve segments including “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill, “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box), “The Companion” based on the short story by Joe R. Lansdale,
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Tom Savini Directed an Episode of Creepshow Described as a Mix of Stand By Me, The Fog, and Jurassic Park

Horror movie icon Tom Savini recently revealed that he directed an episode of Greg Nicotero’s Creepshow horror anthology series.

During a panel at Monsterpalooza, which I attended last weekend, Savini revealed that he will direct one of the twelve episodes of Shudder’s upcoming series. The episode he helmed is based on Joe Hill’s short story, “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain”, which centers around two friends who unexpectedly find a dead plesiosaur on a beach. He said:

“I just directed an episode of the Creepshow television series. There’s 12 [stories] altogether – each show will have two episodes in it. Mine’s a combination of Stand By Me, The Fog, and Jurassic Park. It’s really something.”

I love that he likens the story to Stand By Me, The Fog, and Jurassic Park. That makes this sound like it’ll be a great episode! Here’s a full
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The Flash Casts Gotham Actor As The Voice Of Godspeed

The Flash has a long history of enlisting big name stars to voice its speedster villains. In previous seasons, horror icons like Tony Todd and Tobin Bell have portrayed Zoom and Savitar, respectively. Last night’s episode of season 5 introduced a new evil speedster, Godspeed, and once again, the show found another recognizable voice to play him: Jurassic World and Gotham actor B.D. Wong.

Apart from his most famous role as the crooked scientist Dr. Henry Wu, a role he played in the original Jurassic Park before reprising it in the two recent World movies, superhero TV fans will also know Wong as, well, another crooked scientist over on the aforementioned Gotham. The actor has portrayed Dr. Hugo Strange on the Batman prequel since season 2 and all in all, he’s a strong choice to bring Godspeed to life and did a great job in yesterday’s installment.

As well as nailing the voice,
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Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell cast in Creepshow pilot ‘Gray Matter’

Shudder has kicked off casting for its upcoming Creepshow horror anthology series, with Adrienne Barbeau – who starred in the original 1982 movie – set to appear in the first episode of the series alongside Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul) and Tobin Bell (Saw).

The debut episode will adapt Stephen King’s short story Gray Matter, published in his 1978 collection Night Shift, and has showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) attached to direct from a script by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter).

“I feel I’m in great company getting the opportunity to direct a story written by Steve,” said Nicotero. “Between Salem’s Lot, Pet Sematary and The Stand, I’ve always found his stories rich in relatable characters forced into supernatural situations beyond their control — the everyday person’s primal fears. To visualize ‘Gray Matter‘ for Creepshow with the help of Adrienne, Giancarlo and Tobin was about as
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New Look at The Creep From The Upcoming Creepshow Horror Anthology Series

A new photo has surfaced for The Creep in the upcoming Shudder horror anthology series Creepshow, which is being developed by The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero. I dig the new look of The Creep! He’s pretty terrifying and it’ll be fun to see what he sounds like.

The Creep looking F R E S H. Brand spankin' new photo from @shudder @CreepshowTv series! pic.twitter.com/SbpMO2lmOp

— Fangoria (@Fangoria) April 3, 2019

The series is an adaptation of Stephen King and George A. Romero‘s classic 80s Creepshow anthology movies, and it will consist of twelve segments including “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill, “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box), “The Companion” based on the short story by Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale and Keith Lansdale, “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman, “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones, “Night
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New Creepshow Horror Series Casts Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, and Giancarlo Esposito in "Grey Matter" Episode

Shutter’s upcoming revival of the horror anthology franchise Creepshow is currently in development with Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) leading the charge on it. As a fan of the original Stephen King and George A. Romero Creepshow movies, I’m looking forward to this.

Today we have some casting information to share with you. According to Deadline, Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow,The Fog), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul) and Tobin Bell (Saw) will star in an episode of the series called “Grey Matter” which is based on the Stephen King story.

Gray Matter” will be adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter) and will be directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero.

In “Gray Matter,” “Doc and Chief, two old-timers in a small, dying town, brave a storm to check on Richie, an alcoholic single father, after encountering his terrified son at the local convenience store.” The story
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Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell cast in Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’

Horror streaming service Shudder have announced initial casting for its upcoming horror anthology series, Creepshow, which is based on the iconic 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero.

Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), and Tobin Bell (Saw) will star in the Stephen King story Gray Matter, adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter) and directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). In Gray Matter, Doc and Chief, two old-timers in a small, dying town, brave a storm to check on Richie, an alcoholic single father, after encountering his terrified son at the local convenience store. The story, first published in 1973, is part of King’s best-selling 1978 collection, Night Shift.

Says Nicotero:

I feel I’m in great company getting the opportunity to direct a story written by Steve. Between Salem’s Lot, Pet Sematary and The Stand,
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Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito And Tobin Bell Cast In Creepshow Adaptation Of Stephen King’S “Gray Matter”

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, today announced initial casting for its upcoming horror anthology series, Creepshow, based on the iconic 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero. Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), and Tobin Bell (Saw) will star in the Stephen King story “Gray Matter,” adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter) and directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead).

“I feel I’m in great company getting the opportunity to direct a story written by Steve,” said Nicotero. “Between Salem’s Lot, Pet Sematary and The Stand, I’ve always found his stories rich in relatable characters forced into supernatural situations beyond their control—the everyday person’s primal fears. To visualize ‘Gray Matter’ for Creepshow with the help of Adrienne, Giancarlo and Tobin was about as good as
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Creepshow: Adrienne Barbeau and Giancarlo Esposito Cast in Shudder Horror Series

Shudder has some exciting and creepy news. The streaming service just announced Giancarlo Esposito, Adrienne Barbeau, and Tobin Bell have joined their upcoming TV show, Creepshow.

Based on the 1982 film, the anthology series “will feature an adaptation of an as-yet unannounced Stephen King story, as well as segments based on stories by other award-winning and acclaimed horror writers,” including Joe Hill, Josh Malerman, and Bruce Jones.

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TV News Roundup: Stephen King’s ‘Creepshow’ Cast Announced

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TV News Roundup: Stephen King’s ‘Creepshow’ Cast Announced
In today’s roundup, the cast for the first story in Shudder’s Stephen King anthology series “Creepshow” has been announced.

Casting

AMC Network’s premium streaming service Shudder announced initial casting for the upcoming anthology series “Creepshow” based on the 1982 Stephen King and George Romero film of the same name. Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tobin Bell will star in the Stephen King story “Gray Matter.”

Hulu announced the casting for the second season of the supernatural thriller “Light as a Feather.” Katelyn Nacon, Froy Gutierrez, Adriyan Rae, Alisa Allapach, Kira Kosarin, Alex Wassabi ,Robyn Lively, Alan Stokes, and Alex Stokes are new to the cast in the upcoming season. Returning cast includes Liana Liberato, Brianne Tju, Haley Ramm, Jordan Rodrigues, Brent Rivera and Dylan Sprayberry.

Events

The Paley Center for Media announced three new programs for PaleyLive La spring season: “Cobra Kai: Season Two Premiere Screening & Conversation” on
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Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, and Giancarlo Esposito to Star in Episode of Shudder’s Creepshow Series, New Image of The Creep Revealed

If you love The Blob and you've read Stephen King's short story collection Night Shift, then there's a good chance you're a fan of "Gray Matter," one of the collection's most memorable and dread-inducing tales. That short story by King will come to life in an episode of Shudder's upcoming Creepshow anthology series, and it's been announced that Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, and Giancarlo Esposito will co-star in the Greg Nicotero-directed episode, with a chilling new image of The Creep also being revealed.

Press Release: April 3, 2019 — Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, today announced initial casting for its upcoming horror anthology series, ​Creepshow, based on the iconic 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero. Adrienne Barbeau (​The Fog), Giancarlo Esposito (​Better Call Saul), and Tobin Bell (​Saw) will star in the Stephen King story “Gray Matter,” adapted by
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TVLine Items: Lily Collins Heads to Paris, Creepshow Castings and More

TVLine Items: Lily Collins Heads to Paris, Creepshow Castings and More
Lily Collins is traveling abroad in Younger creator Darren Star’s upcoming Paramount Network dramedy Emily in Paris.

Shot on location in the French capital, the series follows Emily (Collins), “a driven twenty-something from the Midwest who moves to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity,” per the official synopsis. “Tasked with bringing an American point of view to a venerable French marketing firm, cultures clash as she adjusts to the challenges of life in a foreign city, while juggling her career, new friendships and love life.”

Collins — whose credits include the TV series The Last Tycoon and the Mortal Instruments
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‘Creepshow’ TV Series Casts Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell For Stephen King Adaptation “Grey Matter”

‘Creepshow’ TV Series Casts Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell For Stephen King Adaptation “Grey Matter”
Shudder’s Creepshow TV series just announced new cast members for its Stephen King-inspired episode, and the names won’t disappoint. Giancarlo Esposito, an actor who is in almost everything, most notably Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul; Tobin Bell, famous for the Saw series; and, perhaps most exciting, horror royalty Adrienne Barbeau. Barbeau’s addition is especially momentous because she also appeared in the original Creepshow […]

The post ‘Creepshow’ TV Series Casts Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell For Stephen King Adaptation “Grey Matter” appeared first on /Film.
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