Here we go again, another slice of movie news this time centred around the development of a prequel for a franchise which has already spawned four sequels, a remake and a prequel to the remake. Still with us? Good I’ll continue but there’s no guarantee you won’t get lost along the way.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise currently consists of the following; the original 1974 Tobe Hooper film, two sequels consisting of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, (1986), and Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, (1990), then we have The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, (1994), which was a direct sequel to Hooper’s orignal and for some bizarre reason decided to ignore the first two sequels picking up 23 years later after the events of the original movie. That film was then followed up by the Michael Bay produced remake The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 2003 which also spawned it’s own prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The New Beginning which brings us up to 2013 and the release of Texas Chainsaw 3D which conveniently ignores every other film in the franchise except for the original which it touts itself as a direct sequel.
Christ almighty that was exhausting. Now that we’re all up to speed on the intricacies of the Texas Chainsaw franchise news has broken that a prequel to last year’s Texas Chainsaw 3D is currently in development after being officially announced by Millenium Studios.
So far little is known about the film except that screenwriter Seth M. Sherwood has been hired to pen the movie which will be called Leatherface, the plot of which will detail the origin story of one of horror’s most iconic figures. Lips are locked concerning this project but what we do know is the film will centre around the character’s teenage years and will be produced by Carl Mazzocone, (Texas Chainsaw 3D).
So far a director has yet to be named for the movie which will need to happen soon if rumours of a winter production are to be believed. Is there an audience left out there for yet even more Texas chainsawing? Time will tell.