“I need to play a sport.”
So does Chris Rock, as The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the blockbuster comic is teaming up with Lionsgate to relaunch their Noticed franchise.
“I’ve been a fan of Noticed because the first movie in 2004,” stated Rock in a press release. “I’m excited by the chance to take this to a extremely intense and twisted new place.”
Intense and twisted? Exhausting to consider, although Lionsgate movement image group chairman Joe Drake echoed these sentiments in a long-winded assertion:
“When Chris Rock got here to us and described in chilling element his unbelievable imaginative and prescient that reimagines and spins-off the world of the infamous Jigsaw Killer, we had been all-in. Noticed is without doubt one of the highest grossing horror franchises of all-time and it’s one in every of Lionsgate’s most profitable movie collection. This upcoming movie will nonetheless be as thoughts bending and intense as all of the earlier Noticed movies. Chris conceived this concept and it will likely be utterly reverential to the legacy of the fabric whereas reinvigorating the model along with his wit, inventive imaginative and prescient and fervour for this traditional horror franchise.”
Rock conceived the story and Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg penned the screenplay. Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed three of the eight Noticed films, returns behind the digicam.
“Chris desires to place his personal spin on the Noticed franchise in the way in which Eddie Murphy put a very contemporary perspective on buddy-cop movies with 48 Hours,” stated producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules in a press release. “This new Noticed goes to be an occasion movie within the making for horror followers. It would have all the twists and turns and hardcore layers that our followers count on… We are able to’t wait to get began.”
They received’t have a lot time, although, as Lionsgate has already dated the movie for an October 23rd, 2020 launch date. Which means we’ll see Jigsaw, who terrorized audiences from 2004’s Noticed to 2017’s Jigsaw and grossed a billion within the course of, will return earlier than any Avatar sequel.
Wild days. Wild.