Leatherface is finally making a comeback this year and horror fans have reason to be excited. As reported by Bloody disgusting, producer Fede Alvarez has confirmed that the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot is actually a direct sequel to the original 1974 horror classic directed by Tobe Hooper. As Alravez tells us, this time we are going to see what the old Leatherface looks like.
Horror fans want to know Fede Alvarez of his work in movies like Do not breathe and 2013’s evil Dead. The filmmaker spoke to the outlet recently and while he couldn’t get too deep into the details, he explained that they have in fact made a direct sequel. This means that they are likely ignoring the events of the franchise’s previous sequels, much like what was done with 2018. Hallowe’en. And it worked quite well. This is what Álvarez said about it.
“It’s a direct sequel, and it’s the same character. It’s old Leatherface.”
The details of the plot remain firmly under wraps for the time being. David Blue García directed the film, it took over a week to produce and started from scratch. Chris Thomas Devlin wrote the script. Elsie Fisher (Eighth grade), Sarah Yarkin (Happy death day 2U), Mark Burnham (Wrong cops), Moe Dunford (The excavation), Olwen Fouéré (Mandy), Alice Krige (Star trek), Jacob Latimore (The maze runner), Nell Hudson (Victory), Jessica Allain (The laundry), Sam Douglas (Snatch), William Hope (Dark shadows) and Jolyon Coy (War and peace) make up the cast. Speaking further, Fede Álvarez explained that they worked hard to give the movie a classic touch.
“It’s all classic, old school jokes. Much of the approach we had with Evil Dead, never VFX, to doing everything on camera. It’s a very old approach to film making. Vintage lenses … it’s very similar. to the original Movie. “
The franchise has long been away from the big screen. The last time an entry hit theaters was 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D. It was not greeted with a warm welcome from critics and earned a decent, if not excellent, $ 47 million at the worldwide box office. The most recent entry overall was a prequel titled Leatherface. The film had a problematic production and a path to release. It was eventually released via on-demand and VOD, with a very limited theatrical performance and little impact.
No word yet on an official release date for the new The massacre in Texas film. Last October, Legendary Pictures launched an official website and revealed the first poster, featuring Leatherface. It also strongly hinted at a connection to the original. The poster made it clear that the intention was to release the film sometime in 2021. With the situation at the box office slowly beginning to improve, it seems like a safe bet that it will hit theaters. We will make sure to keep you posted as more details about the project are released.
Topics: Texas Chainsaw Massacre