In a franchise that continues to expand in many directions, the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film is said to continue directly from the original where the story focuses on Leatherface, the chainsaw wielding foe, in his golden years according to producer Fede Alvarez.
When speaking about the new film, Alvarez said, “It is a direct sequel, and it is the same character. It is old man Leatherface.”
Alvaraz also made clear the new film will take full advantage of practical effects, similar to 2013’s Evil Dead remake.
“Everything is classic, old school gags,” he said. “A lot of the approach that we had with Evil Dead – never VFX, to do everything on camera. It’s a very old-school approach to film making. Vintage lenses… it’s very similar to the original film.”
2013’s Leatherface 3D was like the new one with having the titular villain being kept locked in a basement for over 40 years. After he escapes, he wreaks havoc on a group of teenagers and local townsfolk.
The official poster for the upcoming Texas film was posted online in 2020. However, some behind-the-scenes changes were made shortly thereafter where the original directors, Ryan and Andy Tohill, stepped away from the project.
David Blue Garcia took over to make the film and so far Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Jacob Latimore and Moe Dunford will star in the film. The elder Leatherface has yet to be cast.
Although a release date has not been set, the official web site can be seen here.