Legendary Pictures has revealed a teaser poster for its new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie which they partnered with Fede Álvarez and Rodolfo Sayague’s Bad Hombre Films banner, to produce. Fede Álvarez, is, of course, the director of the splendid Evil Dead (2013) remake and the freakishly enjoyable Don’t Breathe (2016), It is being directed by David Blue Garcia Chris from a screenplay written by Thomas Devlin.
The movie stars Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Mark Burnham, Moe Dunford, Olwen Fouéré, Alice Krige, Jacob Latimore, Nell Hudson, Jessica Allain, Sam Douglas, William Hope and Jolyon Coy.
Previously, we reported that prior to the release of lacklustre prequel Leatherface (2017), the rights to the franchise apparently returned to Kim Henkel, the writer and producer on the seminal 1974 gritty classic. It must be remembered that this is the same man that gave us Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), a conspiracy-filled, cross-dresser mess that almost no-one has a good word for.
That said, Henkel (and the late Tobe Hooper) were executive producers on the pretty effective Platinum Dunes Marcus Nispel directed 2003 remake, so maybe Henkel’s name on the new project is just a contractual obligation?
Bloody Disgusting has reported that the new movie is planned as a direct continuation of the original 1974 release, in a similar vein to David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween movie. That cynically sly yet enjoyable sequel (which head-shakingly ignored Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode character continuation in the superior Halloween H2O), took a phenomenal $255,485,178 worldwide (even before home viewing income), so it’s easy to see why Legendary has its eyes on a re-visit to Texas Chainsaw territory.
And, who knows, with the right ingredients a new Texas Chainsaw stew might work? It surely can’t be any worse than Texas Chainsaw 3D, right? There has also been talk of a television series but we’re hoping that such an ill-conceived idea won’t get beyond board room banter.