Confirmed: Director for ‘Leatherface 3D’

THR confirmed Bloody Disgusting’s exclusive breaking story that John Luessenhop is in talks to direct Lionsgate’s Leatherface 3D, the sequel to the Platinum Dunes produced Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake that was released via New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures.

They add that Carl Mazzocone is producing the movie, which hopes to launch a new franchise featuring Leatherface and his family of cannibals. Production is set for June.

Luessenhop directed the 2010 Takers starring Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Matt Dillon.

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.