A comedian came up with the horror story for the "Saw" reboot

A comedian came up with the horror story for the "Saw" reboot

The "Saw" franchise is getting a reboot after releasing its eighth movie, "Jigsaw", in 2017.

20 May – Jordan Peele has proven that talented filmmakers can easily transition from comedy to horror, and another comedian is now stepping up to the challenge.

Chris Rock has been revealed to be the brains behind the story for the upcoming "Saw" reboot, which is set to open in North America on 23 October 2020, according to ComingSoon.net.

The comedian said that he was "excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place" as he has been a fan ever since the first movie came out in 2004.

"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," Joe Drake, Chairman of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group, was quoted as saying.

Chris Rock, seen last year alongside Adam Sandler in "The Week Of", is testing his horror skills with "Saw".

It was reported last year that a ninth instalment of the "Saw" franchise was in the works but it wasn't revealed then that it was to be a reboot. "Jigsaw" writers Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger are still attached to the project and they have penned a script based on Rock's ideas.

Rock will also be executive producing with long-time "Saw" executive producer Daniel Heffner and the original creators of "Saw", Leigh Whannell and James Wan.

Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed three previous "Saw" movies, will be back in the director's seat.