New Saw movie Spiral gets an earlier release date

Rianne Houghton
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Photo credit: Lionsgate
Photo credit: Lionsgate

From Digital Spy

The Saw reboot that is not quite a reboot, Spiral: From The Book of Saw, has been given a new, earlier release date in the US – and perhaps in the UK, too.

Spiral, produced by and starring Chris Rock and the likes of Samuel L Jackson (!), was originally scheduled for release in UK and US cinemas on Friday, May 21, but the movie's official Twitter account has confirmed a surprise early premiere.

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The upcoming horror movie – which will be the ninth instalment in the Saw series – will now open in US cinemas a week earlier on Friday, May 14.

Things may be a little different in the UK, however, owing to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. Cinemas in the UK are expected to re-open on Monday, May 17, all being well, so British fans of the Saw films may be in for a treat when their doors open.

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Spiral – which will not serve as a Jigsaw sequel – follows Chris Rock as a detective on the hunt for a killer targeting cops and with a potential link to the Jigsaw Killer.

"Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran, brash Detective Ezekiel 'Zeke' Banks and his rookie partner take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's gruesome past," the official synopsis reads.

Photo credit: Twisted Pictures / Empire - Lionsgate
Photo credit: Twisted Pictures / Empire - Lionsgate

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"Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the centre of the killer's morbid game."

Spiral: From The Book of Saw is now due to open on Friday, May 14 in the US. An amended UK date is not yet confirmed.

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