Like spoiled meat, the first announcement after filming has commenced on Legendary’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot comes as a disappointment as the director team Andy and Ryan Tohill are parting ways with the project due to creative differences with the studio. All the footage they filmed so far is to be scrapped and the team is being replaced by director David Blue Garcia, according to an announcement by Deadline.
As a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 original film, the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre ignores the continuity of all the franchise’s sequels that have come before, even 2013’s Texas Chainsaw, which itself was a direct sequel to the first film. Each entry features the horror icon called Leatherface as the central villain, who is surrounded by his corrupt family in a macabre lair.
According to the article, the abrupt change was made this past weekend when producers at Legendary, the company financing the production, did not click with the footage they were shown. This decision forces Garcia to re-shoot from scratch.
Although there’s no word yet on specifically how the film continues on from the original, it is sure to deliver more scares for modern audiences. Filming is currently taking place in Bulgaria.
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