Spiral (also known as Spiral: From the Book of Saw) is an upcoming horror film and the ninth entry in the Saw franchise. Director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV) returns to the franchise with writers Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger from the previous entry returning to pen the script. The film stars Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, and Marisol Nichols.
Spiral tells the story of detective Zeke Banks (Rock) and his partner William Schenk (Minghella) as they begin investigating a string of grisly murders committed by someone whos specifically targeting police officers. The deeper the detectives get into the mystery of whos murdering their colleagues, it becomes clear that the killers styled themselves after the original Jigsaw killer, meaning that their horrific actions are all likely motivated out of a sick desire to enact some sort of justice.
The film was set to be released on May 15, 2020, but has been delayed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. On May 1st of that year, it was given a new date of May 21, 2021.
Spiral: From the Book of Saw contains examples of:
- Oddly Named Sequel 2: Electric Boogaloo: This is the first film in the Saw franchise not to include the word "Saw" in the main title. Like the other post-VI sequels, it also lacks roman numerals.
- Moody Trailer Cover Song: The trailer music is an even darker cover of the franchise-wide theme, "Hello Zepp".
- Mythology Gag: At the end of the trailer, Zeke finds himself handcuffed to a pipe, with nothing but a handsaw to free him, calling back to the original film.
- "This shit's gonna go sideways, fast."