An American horror film called Spiral (sometimes called Spiral: From the Book of Saw) will be released in 2021, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger. Saw 9 is the ninth film in the franchise. Samuel L. Jackson plays a detective who is tasked with stopping a Jigsaw-inspired serial killer. The film stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson. Executive producers include James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the show’s creators, as well as Kevin Greutert, a series veteran.
When Chris Rock expressed a desire to venture into the horror genre with 2017’s Jigsaw, rumors of a follow-up Saw began to circulate. In the end, the Spierig Brothers, who directed Jigsaw, opted not to return for another feature. As of May 2019, Rock had finished a script by Stolberg & Goldfinger, which was formally revealed in May 2019. July and August were the months when the rest of the actors joined, with production taking place in Toronto.
This film was originally intended for May 2020 but was postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was released in the United States on May 14, 2021, by Lionsgate. Critics appreciated the film’s fresh direction but were divided on whether it had succeeded in reinvigorating the franchise or not.
Spiral Saw: Plot
An off-duty Detective Marv Bozwick chases a criminal through the city sewers on July 4th. After being attacked from behind by a man in a pig mask, Bozwick wakes up in a subway tunnel, suspended by his tongue, and is given the option of tearing out his tongue to save his life or waiting for the next train to arrive, which will kill him. Bostwick is killed as the train collides with him after he was unable to escape the trap in time. Detective Zeke Banks is assigned a new partner, idealistic rookie William Schenk, by Captain Angie Garza the next day. Banks and Schenk look into the death of Bozwick, and Banks notices similarities to the now-deceased Jigsaw Killer during their investigation.
During this time, Fitch, a homicide detective who had rejected a backup call from Banks several years earlier, is abducted and placed in a trap where he must rip off his fingers to prevent electrocution in a filling water basin; he also fails to escape and dies. Because of his past association with Fitch, some officers assume that Banks is the person responsible. Once at the station, a box is delivered containing Schenk’s tattooed skin and a pig puppet.
The police are directed to a butcher shop by a little vial hidden inside the box, which Banks and his father, former chief Marcus Banks, used to frequent as a hobby store. Schenk’s skinned corpse is discovered by the team upon their arrival. Marcus decides to chase down the assassin on his own, so he goes to a warehouse and is kidnapped. When Garza is kidnapped and taken to the cold storage of the precinct, she is forced to cut her own spinal cord using a blade in order to halt the flow of hot wax onto her face. She fails to do so and dies as Banks discovers her body as a result of the boiling hot wax.
While pursuing a lead, Banks is kidnapped and wakes up in a warehouse chained to a pipe with a hacksaw at his side. He contemplates cutting off his arm, but he manages to get away with a bobby pin instead. His ex-colleague Peter Dunleavy, whom he revealed for murder when Banks exposed him, is tied up. The glass-crushing machine in front of him has been modified to hurl shrapnel towards him at a quick pace. Using a cassette recorder, Banks is informed that he has the option of either freeing or allowing him to die. Despite Banks’ best efforts, he is unable to obtain the key in time to save Dunleavy.
Following Schenk into a different area of the tunnels, Banks discovers that Schenk has been acting like a copycat all along, having faked his own death using the skinned corpse of the robber who brought Bozwick there in the first place. It was Charlie Emmerson, who was shot and killed by Dunleavy because he had promised to testify against a crooked cop, that his son’s last name is Emmerson. Furthermore, Marcus protected corrupt cops (such as Garza) while serving as chief in order to more effectively “clear” the streets of criminal activity in accordance with Article 8.
The final test William gives to Banks, who he hopes will prove to be an ally, shows Marcus trapped in midair and being slowly drained of blood. Calling 911, William says he’s being chased by an armed gunman, and the dispatcher dispatches a SWAT unit to the scene.
In exchange for the revolver and one round, he gives Banks the option of saving Marcus while allowing William to flee, or of killing William while letting his father bleed to death. After he shoots the target, Banks frees Marcus and lowers him to the ground, where he engages in a savage duel with William. Later, Marcus is yanked upwards by his handcuffs once more as the SWAT team accidentally activates a tripwire. The SWAT team mistakenly believes Marcus to be the shooter because of the gun on his arm. William manages to get away, leaving Banks in a state of desperation.
Spiral Saw: Release Date
Spiral Saw: Marketing
The working title of the film was The Organ Donor until the name Spiral and the Canadian distributor Mongrel Media were leaked to the press on January 22, 2020.
On February 5, 2020, the first teaser poster and trailer confirmed Spiral as the film’s title.
Spiral Saw: Aesthetics And Delivery
Spiral was initially intended to be released on October 23, 2020, when it was distributed by Lionsgate Films in the United States. It was pushed back to May 15, 2020, in July of this year. The film’s release date was pushed back to May 21, 2021, taking the place of John Wick: Chapter 4 due to the COVID-19 epidemic. As cinemas began to reopen, the release date was moved up a week to May 14, 2021.
Lionsgate announced on May 25th, 2021, that Spiral would be available exclusively on Starz beginning October 8th, 2021. On the 1st of June 2021, Canada saw the release of Spiral on PVOD.
It took the Motion Picture Association 11 attempts to downgrade the film to an R rating, according to Darren Lynn Bousman.