When we originally announced the project last year, we explained that Lionsgate’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D (at the time titled Chainsaw 3D) would be a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s classic 1974 slasher Texas Chain Saw Massacre (this is the correct, registered spelling, for the last time).
Gunnar Hansen, who played Leatherface in the original film, was on hand at the Summer Fears in Tatamagouche, NS to present a special showing of Massacre. Cute website Zombies Ate Lauren (take a browse around!) recorded some of the pre-show where Hansen made a HUGE reveal about the opening of 3D, which will slice into theaters October 5, 2012.
“[It’s a] true sequel to the original ‘Chainsaw,’ ” he told the audience. “The opening of the movie is the last scene of the original movie. So it starts right at the beginning,”
He continues, “In fact, they’re using some of the footage of Leatherface – of me – dancing at the beginning. [It’s] the opening shot I think.” He also jokes that he’s obviously not playing Leatherface and that it’s not the script he would have written.
John Luessenhop is now filming from a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms, with Dan Yeager, John Dugan, Bill Moseley, Alexandra Daddario, Sue Rock, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Gunnar Hansen, Tobe Hooper, Paul Rae, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Ritchie Montgomery, Trey Songz, Marilyn Burns, Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry and Richard Riehler ALL starring (weeeewwww).