Watch: Samuel L Jackson Is Ready to Play a Game with 'Spiral's Jigsaw Copycat Killer
A new clip for Spiral: From the Book of Saw is here, and Samuel L. Jackson is at home with his role of a foul-mouthed police chief Marcus Banks pursuing the copycat Jigsaw killer.
As the movie's May 14 release date inches closer, the sneak peek clips for the movie are more frequent, creating a jigsaw puzzle of their own. Needless to say, the anticipation of a new installment to the gruesome horror thriller has the fans excited.
The Copycat Jigsaw Sent an Invitation
In the latest clip from Lionsgate, Jackson is seen canvassing an abandoned building with a flashlight in his mouth and both his hands tightly holding his handgun. He opens an eerily suspicious door, and on the wall in front of him, the ominous words painted by the sadistic vigilante read:
Do you want to play a game, Chief Banks?
Of course, the daring chief is not one to back out from a challenge. Come to think of it, he could have just said yes. Instead, he accepted the serial killer's invitation in a rather expletive manner. Although expletive, the words have become a sort of trademark for the veteran actor.
The clip follows Jackson as he moves into another room, presumably in the same abandoned building, and discovers something written on a typewriter. Sadly, before he could report his findings to anyone else, he was ambushed.
The Story Is Years After The Original Jigsaw
Jackson will be joined by actors Chris Rock and Max Minghella in the Saw sequel. Spiral: From the Book of Saw takes place years after Tobin Bell's original Jigsaw was taken down.
As per the description alongside the latest clip, Rock will be starring as Ezekiel "Zeke" Banks, son of the police veteran Chief Banks, while Max Minghella will be playing his rookie partner.
The two younger police officers head a grisly investigation into a series of murders that are reminiscent of the city's gruesome past, aka. Jigsaw. One thing leads to another, and the younger Banks finds himself in the middle of the killer's morbid game.
One More Gore-Filled Thriller
However, as is the case with previous Saw movies, words are seldom enough to describe the raw brutality depicted onscreen. With Spiral's R-rating confirmed, it looks like the ninth Saw movie will not disappoint.
Not just that, a recently revealed movie image depicted a disturbingly gruesome death, presumably at the hands of the copycat Jigsaw.
This new Jigsaw or copycat is reportedly motivated by a desire to take down dirty cops in the system. So it directly confronting the seasoned police officer that Jackson plays does add up.
Now the question becomes, is Jackson's character hunting for, or being hunted by, the copycat killer? Either way, Jackson's Chief Banks is in for one hell of a game!