Leatherface Revs Up His Chainsaw for October, 2006

There have been a few things that have kept New Line Cinema’s prequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre from getting off the ground, but after a frustrating few months filled with rumor and speculation, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin (tentative title) is now off shooting in Austin, Texas looking at an October 6, 2006 release. Inside you’ll find more on the shoot and it’s new cast members…
Fangoria has learned that New Line Cinema’s TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE prequel began shooting in Austin, TX this week under Jonathan (DARKNESS FALLS) Liebesman’s direction.

Scripted by once and future Fango columnist David J. (THE CROW) Schow and being produced by the remake mavens at Platinum Dunes, the new CHAINSAW stars Jordana (THE FACULTY) Brewster and Taylor (THE O.C.) Handley, as well as newly cast Matthew Bomer (who appears in this fall’s FLIGHTPLAN, but may be best-known for being an early front-runner for the title role of the new SUPERMAN movie) and model-turned-actress Diora (WEDDING CRASHERS) Baird. As previously announced, R. Lee Ermey and Andrew Bryniarski return from the previous film as members of the cannibal clan; so does Heather Kafka in the Henrietta role. The film opens October 6, 2006; watch for more details on this site soon.

Source: Fangoria