With Legendary currently in development on a slew of new Texas Chain Saw Massacre projects, now comes an update on all of this.
Courtesy of Bloody Disgusting, Fede Alvarez is going to be producing for Lionsgate and Kim Henkel. Alvarez, of course, directed Don’t Breathe and the 2013 Evil Dead do-over that impressed many.
Even before 2017’s Leatherface was released by Millennium Films, the rights for the property had returned to Henkel – writer and producer of Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and the director of the all-kinds-of-fun Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.
To clarify, there are currently no plans for Alvarez to direct, and he’s currently on the lookout for somebody to helm what’s being pegged as a direct sequel to Hooper’s ’74 classic. As in, much like last year’s Halloween, the plan is to ignore anything that’s come since that original Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
From what we heard earlier this year, there are tentative plans for several new movies and even a TV series for this beloved property.
As ever, expect more on all of this as we get it.