The chainsaw has stalled and won’t be revving up anytime soon…
It’s been well over a year since we reported on a sequel to Texas Chainsaw 3D, Millennium Films and Lionsgate’s followup to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Blood Disgusting regular ‘Kyle K.’ was the most recent reader to ask me about the sequel to the John Luessenhop-directed film, which made $47M worldwide ($34M domestically). I figured we may as well check in with our sources to see if there was any progress. Unfortunately, we have non-news to report. Our sources tell us that the project is surrounded by crickets, most likely because the rights to continue on with the franchise are so incredibly expensive (something that was also relayed to me during the Platinum Dunes years). As of this writing, the project is likely dead.
UPDATE: As anticipated, a Millenium rep reached out for comment, telling us: “While the film’s development is taking a bit longer than usual, it is still an active project on Millennium Films’ slate.”
Either way, we have strong faith that Leatherface and the Sawyer family will once again create havoc across screens everywhere. You can’t kill the Sawyers…
Released in theaters on January 4 2013, the sequel followed a young woman who travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward (and her family). Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde and Scott Eastwood starred.
You can read my review of the film here.