It’s been easy to forget that a fresh take on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is on the road, with the Fede Alvarez-produced Texas Chainsaw Massacre poised to be a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s original masterpiece, thanks to a dearth of advertising up to this time. We’ve been promised “Old Man Leatherface” and the return of Sally Hardesty, both of which have piqued our interest.
So, what’s new with the movie, and when can we expect to see it?
While a release date has yet to be set, THR claims that Netflix has purchased global rights to the picture!
Legendary hired David Blue Garcia, best known for Tejano, to direct the film, which was written by Chris Thomas Devlin and shot last year. The movie is a follow-up to Tobe Hooper’s original masterpiece.
The film takes place years after the horrifying events of the first, in a location where Leatherface hasn’t been seen or heard from since, according to THR. The film aims to start up where the Hooper and Kim Henkel film left off, bringing the world’s most famous horror series back to life in the same daring and controversial manner in which it was first introduced. The poster talks about a return to the madness that was born in 1974 and we are excited.
The cast includes Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Mark Burnham, Moe Dunford, Olwen Fouéré, Alice Krige, Jacob Latimore, Nell Hudson, Jessica Allain, Sam Douglas, William Hope, and Jolyon Coy.
Sally Hardesty is played by Olwen Fouéré, and Leatherface is played by Mark Burnham.
Alvarez is producing alongside Rodolfo Sayagues of Bad Hombre, as well as Kim Henkel who was the co-writer of the 1974 picture, Ian Henkel, and Pat Cassidy of Exurbia Films.
If the news of Netflix acquiring the movie is actually true, then we can look forward to a premiere on the streaming platform hopefully in time for Halloween!