As news continues to build around the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film, word is that the script has leaked, and what you’ll find below are what could well be the details to how the movie is set to pan out. If you are wanting to avoid spoilers for the new film then it’s probably best you stop reading now. However, if you are interested in any piece of news we can dig up for you, then please, continue…
Just a quick reminder that recently we told you that Bill Moseley was returning to the franchise, and we have also told you that John Lussenhop is directing, with the script being written by Kirsten Elms, Stephen Susco and Deborah Sullivan, with Lussenhop also having some input. We said that the film will be a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s original, and that the plot will see Heather return to Texas to collect an inheritance which would turn out to be Leatherface himself! Now, this part of the plot I am still a bit unclear of, as reading the following details I don’t see how it will work, but anyway no plot details are 100% confirmed yet. Another new piece of news is that the film will no longer be called Leatherface 3D as Lionsgate have acquired the rights to call it The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. Anyway, enough of all this re-capping, read on for what has been found on the plot thanks to webste What’s Playing:
“The new film, set today, will see the authorities and some angry townspeople ambushing the Sawyer home – where Jeb Stuart is accused of carrying out his butchering.
Hooper, the local by-the-book sheriff, had agreed to give Leatherface/Jeb Sawyer a fair trial and grant him a good lawyer…. But that’s before local mayor Burt Hartman, an imposing town tough-guy, arrives with a mob to see that the murderer/s don’t even make it past their front door. Though they both want justice, Hooper and Burt have different methods. Things escalate when Burt’s mob start tying ropes to trees, prepping for a hanging, and ultimately throw a flaming cocktail into the Sawyer home… burning the place, and it’s residents (including Jeb’s father, Drayton, played by Bill Moseley), to the ground.
Goodbye Sawyers… goodbye Leatherface?
You can guess what happens next : The Chainsaw killings start up again (there’s a fun sequence at a carnival where our villain starts chopping away at the attendees) and Hooper is forced to believe that Jeb Stuart somehow survived the fire and is back for revenge. But is it Jeb? And if not, who is it? and why have they surfaced?
To entice the young ones, there’s a young heroine in the film, Heather who – Halloween H20 should maybe get a ’special thanks’ in the credits – learns she has a disturbing connection to the murderous Sawyer. Heather’s a bit of a hornbag but possibly more disturbing is her taste for things of a darker nature (not just referring to her boyfriend either) – like her art pieces which border on revolting. Still, there’s good in this family member and enough intelligence and determination to find out what’s really going on..
All the 3D jumps and scares are weaved into the script – the ‘teeth that come flying at the audience’ when Leatherface smashes one of the youngster’s mouths with a meat hammer. They’re fun moments but what’s most impressive about the story here is that it’s a really intriguing mystery movie, it’s not as cut-and-dry as the previous Chainsaw movies, and will have you both thinking… and freaking.“
(Source: What’s Playing)
By Matt Wavish