Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo Will Direct LEATHERFACE, The TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE Prequel

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A few months ago the news hit that the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film would be called Leatherface and would be a prequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic Texas Chain Saw Massacre (I will always remind people that some films in the franchise combine the words “chain” and “saw) and a prequel to last year’s Texas Chainsaw 3D.  And now the film has found its directors in Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the French duo best known for helming Inside and Livid.

To me this is ultimately good news because it at least sounds like they’re aiming for something new. Stylistically this will most certainly not be a retread of  Texas Chainsaw 3D, which had a great opening weekend at the box office before dropping off somewhat drastically.  It feels like producers Carl Mazzocone and executive producers Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman are cognizant of the issues that sank that film and are taking steps to rectify some of them.  I’m also hearing good things about the script by Seth M. Sherwood.  Head inside for more on Maury and Bustillo directing Leatherface.

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Prequel is Now Titled LEATHERFACE and Has a Writer

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Last week we filled you in on the progress that Millennium Films was gaining in regard to giving the Texas Chainsaw franchise another go.  At the time it was reported that the new film would be foregoing the events of Texas Chainsaw 3D and instead would be a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 Texas Chain Saw Massacre (before you get uppity about typos I should remind you that some films in the franchise combine the words “chain” and “saw” and others don’t) and a prequel to last year’s Texas Chainsaw 3D.

Texas Chainsaw 3D hit in early 2013 to a fantastic opening weekend at the box office before sinking like a stone due to poor word of mouth, so it makes sense that producer Carl Mazzocone and executive producers Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman would be looking for a new angle on the story.  Nothing appeals to fans more than going back to the thing that started it all.  Hence, Leatherface, the new film said to take place before  Tobe Hooper’s original film (which means that it’s now a prequel to the entire franchise, not just last year’s reboot).  Hit the jump for more on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel.

John Luessenhop in Talks to Helm 3D TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

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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.

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