The first short Spiral clip see’s Chris Rock receive a message from someone who is copycatting Jigsaw’s crimes. into entering the no doubt brutally violent game of a mysterious serial killer.
The second clip has Jackson discovering a creepy pig puppet.
Continuing the grim atmosphere of the Saw movies before it, the Spiral: From The Book Of Saw clips also continues to show-off the influence of David Fincher’s serial killer masterpiece, Se7en, something which director Darren Lynn Bousman discussed recently:
“Chris came in with a thriller concept. He pitched this very elaborate, dense idea,”
“We wanted it to feel much more like Seven. But it has so many ties to the mythos of Saw.”
The idea for Spiral actually came from Chris Rock after a chance meeting with the head of Lionsgate, with the actor wanting to star in a horror movie.
Spiral: From The Book Of Saw follows Rock as Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks, who, while working in the shadow of Marcus Banks, played by Jackson, finds himself on the trail of a sadistic mastermind.
Unleashing a twisted form of justice, Banks and his rookie partner, Detective William Schenk played by Max Minghella, take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past.
Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.
Spiral: From The Book Of Saw is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who is best known for his work helming several installments of the Saw franchise.
Spiral: From The Book Of Saw is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 21st.