‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Reboot in the Works
That noise you hear is the a chainsaw starting up! Yep, it seems that there is still some life left in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise as Legendary officially announce the films production. Closing a deal with Ryan and Andy Tohill to direct a reboot of the classic 1974 horror film, Legendary are set to create the 9th film in the franchise, with audience last seeing Leatherface and his murderous family in 2006’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
Variety dropped the chainsaw on this news, with a report that the film is being written by Chris Thomas Devlin and Fede Alvarez and Rodolfo Sayagues producing. Fede had this to say…
“The Tohill’s vision is exactly what the fans want… It’s violent, exciting and so depraved that it will stay with you forever.”
The original film saw a group of teens tormented by a cannibalistic psychopathic family. The film then spawned many sequels and launched Leatherface as a cinematic boogeyman. Even to this day, Leatherface still celebrated as one of the most depraved characters ever to grace the silver screen.
The original films was director Tobe Hooper’s first big success and started his career down a long line of horror films. Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger also starred alongside each other in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, which was originally released as The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The film was recut and released under the new name to capitalize on McConaughey and Zellweger’s fame, a few years later.
No news on story, or even if the infamous Sawyer family will be returning. But as the film develops further, i’m sure we will catch wind of some tasty tid-bits to keep us going until the film’s release. More as it comes..