New Line Cinema and Platinum Dunes have made a surprisingly cool announcement on who will direct the prequel to the 2003′s smash hit remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, not only is Sheldon Turner writing the script with a rewrite by David Schow (The Crow), but someone who knows the horror genre quite well is directing. Read on for the story and watch for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel in theaters October 2006. No word on whether Bryniarski is returning as Leatherface or not…
Jonathan Liebesman (Darkness Falls), who showed us what he truly was capable of with his Rings short film, is going back in time, signing on to direct the untitled Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel that Platinum Dunes is producing for New Line Cinema, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
As in the first movie, which grossed more than $80 million domestically, the story follows a group of kids who run afoul of chainsaw-wielding psycho Leatherface and his demented family. The story will reveal Leatherface’s origins.
The script was written by Sheldon Turner with a rewrite by David Schow (The Crow). Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing via Platinum Dunes.