In the film, Rock stars as detective Detective Ezekiel 'Zeke' Banks, who is on the hunt for a killer who is targeting cops in a grisly case that has a potential link to the Jigsaw Killer.
And it looks like the case isn't the only thing with nods to the past, as the film's latest trailer shows some of the links the movie will also have to the original Saw film.
In one scene in the new trailer, a picture of John Kramer – aka the Jigsaw Killer – is seen on a police desk. Kramer made his debut in the first film of the series, and he later appeared in all of the franchise's subsequent sequels.
In another scene, Rock's character Zeke is seen with his hand handcuffed to a pipe as he picks up a handsaw that's been left for him.
Of course, fans of the first Saw movie will remember the scene in which Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) has to saw off his own foot to escape a trap, hinting that Spiral: From the Book of Saw may be about to put Zeke in a similar position.
The film, which was recently given the earlier release date of Friday, May 14 in the US, is produced by the original Saw team of Mark Burg and Oren Koules and stars Chris Rock, Samuel L Jackson, Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols.
"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," the official synopsis reads.
"Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the centre of the killer's morbid game."
In the UK fans will have to wait a little longer to see Spiral, due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. Spiral will be released here on Monday, May 17 – the same day UK indoor cinemas are expected to re-open to customers.
Spiral: From the Book of Saw is now due to open on May 14 in the US and May 17 in the UK.
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