Which one of these characters is a young Leatherface?
We’re just over a month away from the release of Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s Leatherface, a prequel to Tobe Hooper’s original classic that goes all the way back to the beginning. We exclusively debuted the film’s red band trailer last month, and now EW got their hands on a brand new, green band version.
Thankfully, the new trailer isn’t just the first one with the gory bits cut out. Rather, it’s an entirely new trailer, loaded with footage we hadn’t previously seen. It also presents much more of a plot than the aforementioned red band trailer, giving us a better idea of what to expect when the chainsaw revs back up next month.
In Leatherface, Jessica Madsen plays one of four inmates (Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, James Bloor) who escapes from a mental hospital. One of them becomes the title character and iconic slasher.
Vanessa Grasse, Stephen Dorff and The Conjuring‘s Lili Taylor also star.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film, penned by Seth M. Sherwood:
“In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriffs’ daughter dead. Ten years later, he kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with 3 other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, the young Sawyer teen goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster known now as Leatherface.”
The film will get an exclusive DirecTV release on September 21, 2017, with a limited theatrical run and full VOD release through Lionsgate revved up for October 20, 2017.