Chris Rock says his Saw movie reboot will definitely include some humor, but is still a proper horror film with plenty of blood and gore.
Speaking to IGN at a recent Television Critics Association press event, Rock explained why he felt it necessary to include some jokes in his Saw reboot, but not enough to turn the movie into some kind of horror genre parody (a la the Scary Movie franchise). You can read through his comments, below.
“A lot of times I go to a movie or I watch a TV show and I go, ‘Wow, you know, two jokes would have made a big difference in that. I love Saw, but I was like ‘wow, it has almost no humor at all.’ So, it seemed like a good place… good fertile ground… by the way, the new Saw, I’ve seen like a rough cut. It’s still Saw… it’s bloody, it’s gory, but there’s like a sprinkling of humor here and there. We’re not revamping it, it’s not Scary Movie, it’s Saw.”
In addition to producing, Rock will also star in the film as a police detective looking into the crimes that appear to be committed by the Jigsaw Killer. Samuel L. Jackson is also attached to the project to play Rock’s father.
The new Saw film will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed the second, third and fourth films in the series. Rock’s version has been described more of a spinoff of the original series than a reboot and is slated to be released Oct. 23.