In news that will delight fans of TEXAS 2, Chop-Top himself Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL'S RJECTS) is the first to be officially cast in the movie. Though sadly not reprising that particular character, he will be taking over the role of Drayton (aka 'The Cook') originally portrayed in the first two films by Jim Siedow. This project is actually sounding more promising with every piece of info that emerges - that said, I must remind myself I was burnt once already with the 2003 reboot. Excellent trailer, horrible movie. Going to keep my fingers crossed anyway.
Twisted Pictures (they of the fan-favourite SAW franchise) are starting to gain momentum with their new TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE reboot/sequel/requel with news coming in that John Leussenhop (TAKERS) is in talks to direct.
Going under the moniker LEATHERFACE 3D, the new movie will continue directly on from Tobe Hooper’s original, ignoring all subsequent entries including Marcus Nispel’s first attempt at rebooting the franchise in 2003.
As a huge fan of the original (and though a very different animal, it’s 1985 bat-shit crazy follow-up) it’s tempting to be outraged by this project, but the prospect of erasing the last five (increasingly unsuccessful) movies from the canon is a gamble I’m willing to get behind. Leatherface is a horror icon, and deserves the chance to remind audiences just why. Though if this goes the way of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, then it’s likely this will be the last time we’ll see the Sawyer family on the big screen. Leussenhop and co have a lot to live up to.
Casting has begun with a prospected summer shoot. If all goes well Leatherface will be teaching the torture porn hungry crowds a trick or two Halloween 2012.
Will this go the way of every other horror reboot, or are you quietly optimistic? Anybody else a fan of TEXAS 2 or is it just me? Let us know with your comments below!