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.