Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson star in the trailer for “Spiral,” the latest installment in the “Saw” horror franchise. The film opens in theaters on May 15th.

Rock plays Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks, who takes charge of a case involving the gruesome murder of a police officer. Alongside his rookie partner (Max Minghella), Zeke discovers a pattern of cop-killing throughout the city and in its underground tunnels, and soon finds himself in the middle of a sadistic torture game. Jackson appears in the trailer as a decorated police veteran, looming over Zeke’s murder case with a menacing eye. The clip ends with Zeke chained to a metal pipe and presented with a hacksaw, leaving him with two brutal options.

“Spiral” is produced by the original “Saw” team of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, and written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger.

Earlier this month, Rock appeared in the trailer for the fourth season of FX’s anthology series “Fargo,” playing the head of an African-American crime family in 1950s Kansas City. The season will premiere on April 19. The actor and comedian also made an appearance during Eddie Murphy’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue in December, alongside Dave Chappelle and Tracy Morgan.

Chris Rock finds himself in a predicament in a scene from "Spiral."
Chris Rock finds himself in a predicament in a scene from “Spiral.”Lionsgate/YouTube