Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to settle into the holiday spirit…with Texas Chainsaw 3D. A new TV spot and trailer have popped up for the re-imagined slasher pic, though the trailer doesn’t offer much in the way of new footage. But both do showcase star Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), so you can’t really go wrong there.
Directed by John Luessenhop (Takers), Texas Chainsaw 3D also stars Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Bill Moseley, Dan Yeager, Gunnar Hansen and Paul Rae. The film opens in 3D on January 4th. Hit the jump to check out the new TV spot and trailer.
The first clip and a new image from the upcoming horror film Texas Chainsaw 3D have been released. The film is a direct sequel to the 1974 original and picks up where that film left off: a young woman has escaped the horrors of the Sawyer family and alerted authorities. The townspeople descend on the Sawyer household and burn it to the ground, seemingly putting an end to the family’s reign of terror. The story then jumps forward to present day where a young woman has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she didn’t know she had, and naturally things take a dark turn when she goes snooping around. This clip features Leatherface chasing down a couple of young, good-looking people (as he is wont to do), and I enjoy that he’s having so much fun that he takes the time to do a little skip with his chainsaw.
Hit the jump to check out the clip and image. The film stars Alexandra Daddario and Scott Eastwood. Texas Chainsaw 3D opens on January 4, 2013.
In the spirit of the Halloween season, last night I watched The Cabin in the Woods again for the first time since catching it in theaters back in April. After a second viewing, my feelings on the film haven’t really changed. I love it. I love it with the passion of an army of “Mermen”. It’s just a brilliant blend of satire, horror and comedy and I’ll argue all day/all night with anyone who tells me differently (in all fairness, it’s okay if you don’t like the movie…you’re wrong, but it’s okay). If you’re like me and enjoy taking in horror classics around good ol’ All Hallows’ Eve, I ask that you do yourself a favor and include The Cabin in the Woods in your classic programming slate. You’ll either (A) love it or (B) have the opportunity to argue with me all day/all night. It’s a win-win.
With my Halloween viewing recommendation in hand, I’ll now present to you this week’s edition of our Top 5. In this week’s iteration is our coverage of New York Comic-Con 2012, yours truly’s Texas Chainsaw 3D set visit, Wally Pfister using the words “appalling” and The Avengers in the same sentence and all hell breaking loose shortly thereafter, the first teaser trailer for director Kimberly Peirce‘s Carrie remake, and Hugo Weaving vs. Transformers. A brief recap and link to each patiently awaits your attention after the jump.
I remember being completely mystified by Tobe Hooper’s original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as a kid. Although now I can look back and really appreciate the timeless, unsettling aesthetic that he and his crew created in grueling conditions, with limited resources, at that point in time my interest was completely vested in one thing: Leatherface. Here was this crazy looking, chainsaw-wielding dude who was dispatching people in horrific ways and yet I couldn’t help but think to myself “Man, this guy’s life sucks…”. The sense of sympathy I had for him was something that I had never felt for other similarly iconic “monsters” (I’m looking at you, Jason, Michael, and Freddy). For me, the inexcusable sense of pity he evokes is what sets Leatherface and the Chainsaw franchise apart from others of its ilk. Conceived literally of blood and sweat, I see Hooper’s original as the great American horror film that never got the direct sequel that it probably didn’t need, but definitely deserved.
Enter director John Luessenhop’s (Takers) Texas Chainsaw 3D. While time and the final cut may eventually prove my inclination false, based on what I seen of the film from its Shreveport, Louisiana set on August 12th, 2011, I believe that January, 4th, 2013 could finally bring fans new and old a true sequel that is worthy of the Hooper’s original. My set visit recap, including 10 things to know about the film and an exclusive new image, awaits on the other side of the jump.
Taking over the reigns of a franchise the stature of Texas Chainsaw requires a unique combination of confidence and thick skin. Irrespective of your own creative vision, your film will inevitably be compared against Tobe Hooper‘s classic original. For director John Luessenhop, several have come before him and, in the eyes of most, several have fallen woefully short of capturing the magic of the original.
All of this said, Luessenhop doesn’t seem to carry the weight of someone tasked with creating the first direct sequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. In fact, during my set visit interview with the director, I felt a sense of excitement. Both astutely aware of the standard his film will be judged by and confident in the direction of his own take, Luessenhop seems intent on creating something that is, in part, homage and, in larger part, his own extension of the original Chainsaw story. To read what the filmmaker had to say about Texas Chainsaw 3D including the process of shooting the film in 3D, picking out his favorites scenes from the original, and more, continue reading for the full interview.
The first trailer for Texas Chainsaw 3D has been released. Fans of the franchise will probably be happy as they look to get exactly what they expect from this new installment. The trailer is quick to establish who is probably going to be the first to die (a half-naked girl who appears to enjoy drugs), but doesn’t do much else to establish why this film was warranted. Expect a lot of chainsaw-centric 3D gimmicks and a rehashing of the original storyline. If that’s all you’re really looking for in a Texas Chainsaw movie, this trailer should be enough to whet your appetite.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by John Luessenhop (Takers), the film stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Dan Yeager, and Scott Eastwood. Texas Chainsaw 3D opens on January 4th, 2013.
The first poster for Texas Chainsaw 3D has landed online and it’s decidedly eerie. The film, previously titled Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, picks up where the 1974 original left off, as a young woman has escaped the horrors of the Sawyer family and alerted authorities. The townspeople descend on the Sawyer household and burn it to the ground, seemingly putting an end to the family’s reign of terror (or so they think). The film jumps forward to present day where a young woman has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she didn’t know she had. Naturally, she discovers unspeakable horrors in the home’s underbelly, as the townspeople may not have gotten rid of the entire Sawyer family. This poster is a just as tease as we know very little about the actual film, but the variety of headwear for old Leatherface is disturbingly great.
Hit the jump to check out the full poster. Directed by John Luessenhop (Takers), the film stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, and Scott Eastwood. Texas Chainsaw 3D opens on January 4th, 2013.
Writer/director John Luessenhop (Takers) is currently in negotiations to give The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise a 3D facelift. Per THR, the project is currently eyeing a June production start and is a joint undertaking between Lionsgate and Nu Image with Carl Mazzocone (former Twisted Pictures production president) producing. Although I’m a fan of the franchise, I have to admit that none of the aforementioned info pertaining to this latest iteration does anything to peak my interest. Luessenhop may well do a fine job bringing Leatherface to a new generation of moviegoers, but his resume isn’t all that assuring and the project’s expedited 3D production has all of the makings of a cash grab. In short, Lionsgate, Nu Image, and Luessenhop all have a lot of work to do if they want this Leatherface fan to give two cents (much less the inflated price of 3D theater admission) about the film.
Opening next week is Screen Gems Takers which stars Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Chris Brown and Hayden Christensen. Here’s the synopsis:
Takers takes you into the world of a notorious group of criminals (Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Michael Ealy) who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective (Matt Dillon) who is hell-bent on solving the case.
For more on Takers, hit the jump to watch four clips. And check back next week for exclusive interviews with the cast.