What would Leatherface’s teenage angst be like? Well, you might find out.
About a month and a half ago we reported on the near-death of one Leatherface and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.
Millennium Films, who was behind the 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D, quickly refuted telling us it was just taking longer than expected. It appears they were being truthful. How quickly things can change in Hollyweird.
Anonymous Bloody Disgusting sources have tipped us off exclusively that Lionsgate, who released Texas Chainsaw 3D, is back IN TALKS to also bring the next installment of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to theaters.
As you may recall, Texas Chainsaw 3D, released on January 21, 2013, 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). The film set up Alexandra Daddario as the daughter of Loretta Sawyer and Leatherface’s (played by Dan Yeager) long-lost cousin.
While TC3D ended with a cliffhanger, setting up a sequel and new family dynamics, we’re being told that an unidentified writer is rumored to be in talks to pen Leatherface’s “teenage years“. This would mean that Dan Yeager would not be returning as the iconic chainsaw-weilding slasher, and that it would be a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 TCM…and a prequel to last year’s TC3D.
To be honest, I’ve never actually paid attention to how old Leatherface was in Hooper’s original cult classic, but it strikes me as odd that he’s being painted as a teenager. Frankly, I don’t care what story they tell as long as they actually figure out the film’s tone as the previous was completely tone-deaf. You can’t make both a PG-13 and R-rated movie – you can’t have your cake and eat it too – and whomever heads the production needs to decide early if they’re going to take it all the way or not. I’m not sure audiences want to see extreme brutality right now, which makes me pray they go for a more fun and energetic sequel along the lines of Hooper’s 1986 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. What do you want to see?