Spiral: From The Book Of Saw Release Date Moves Forward To May 14

The latest movie in the Saw franchise will be with us a week earlier.

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The upcoming horror sequel Spiral: From the Book of Saw has moved forward a week. The latest film in the long-running Saw series will now hit theaters on May 14.

Spiral was originally due to be released in May last year, but was pushed back a year to May 21, 2021. It will now be with us a week earlier. Distributors Lionsgate are sticking to a traditional theatrical-only plan, making Spiral one of the first major films to hit screens this summer. The new release date was announced in a teaser:

In a statement, Lionsgate’s President of Distribution David Spitz said, "With movie theaters now open in New York and Los Angeles and moviegoers returning to their favorite pastime, Spiral puts a fresh spin on a favorite franchise. We know that Saw fans, as well as those experiencing their first Saw adventure, will be on the edge of their seats with this thrilling new film. We are proud to support the exhibitors with one of our most eagerly awaited films. We are confident this film will kick off a robust summer moviegoing season."

Spiral stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Samuel L. Jackson, and Riverdale's Marisol Nichols. It's directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who previously helmed Saw II, III, and IV. The first Spiral trailer was released in February last year, shortly before the movie was delayed.

Saw is one of several long-running horror franchises returning to screens over the next 12 months. The Forever Purge hits theatres in July, while Candyman and Halloween Kills arrive in September and October respectively. Beyond that, Scream releases in January 2022, and there's also a new Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel expected soon.

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