Leatherface’s New Film Gets Official Title, R-Rating

Well, what’s old is new again (and vice versa). The direct follow-up to the iconic 1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre reportedly has a very familiar title. And an expected film rating.

The movie–expected to hit theaters sometime later this year–is entitled simply Texas Chainsaw Massacre, according to a report on wegotthiscovered.com, and the MPAA has slapped it with an R-rating for “strong bloody horror violence, gore and language.” Guess that just about covers it.

The original classic followed a group of friends traveling across Texas (obviously) who stumble across the Sawyer homestead, where they encounter the deadly Leatherface. The rest is horror movie history.

This ninth entry in the Massacre franchise comes from director David Blue Garcia and producer Fede Alvarez, with a screenplay by Chris Thomas Devlin. The Legendary Entertainment movie deals with two sisters from San Francisco who travel to (you guessed it) Texas on a business trip and run into Old Man Leatherface (Mark Burnham).

The rest of the ensemble cast includes Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Moe Dunford, Alice Krige, Jacob Latimore, Nell Hudson, Jessica Allain, Sam Douglas, William Hope, Jolyon Coy and Olwen Fouere.

Keep reading Horror News Network for more updates–including a release date–on Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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