The other day we broke the news exclusively on Bloody Disgusting that John Luessenhop is in talks to direct Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures’ Leatherface 3D, the sequel to the Platinum Dunes (not involved this time around) produced Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake that was released via New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures.
We also reported that Debra Sullivan, Adam Marcus and Stephen Susco have turned in drafts the third Chainsaw flick that supposedly picks up immediately where Tobe Hooper’s original left off before flashing forward 35 years. An update to the story is that Kirsten Elms (writer of Gold Circle and director F. Gary Gray’s Hair of the Dog) was hired to re-tool the script under the guidance Luessenhop. This is the freshest piece of news.
Luessenhop directed the 2010 Takers starring Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Matt Dillon.