Whether you want a sequel or not, you are getting one as it was announced last night that Texas Chainsaw 4 is going into production later this year. Millennium Films couldn’t ignore the success of John Lussenhop’s film, which took a respectful $21.7 million in the US this weekend, beating the likes of Django Unchained, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Les Miserables for top place.
How well the film performs here in the UK might not be quite the success story it had in the US. The film was released for just Friday and Saturday last weekend, and goes on general release today. However, with Les Miserables set to be one of the biggest films of the year here in the UK, it is likely Texas Chainsaw 3D may sink without a trace here.
However, the US is where the big bucks are and the film did well, and Millennium Films have now confirmed reports by Bloody Disgusting that a sequel is indeed in the works. It has also been rumoured that not one, but several sequels are planned, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Imaginatively titled Texas Chainsaw 4 (???), the film is expected to go into production later this year in Louisiana. The next installment will be spearheaded by producer Carl Mazzocone, exec producers Mark Burg, Avi Lerner, Tobe Hooper, Trevor Short, John Thompson, Danny Dimbort, Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell. There is no word yet on whether Lussenhop will return to direct, or who will be cast but I am pretty sure we can guess two names definitely returning to star!
“Lati and Christa brought the idea of this franchise to us. They were certain of the audience appeal, so we signed on,” Millennium Films Chairman Avi Lerner said. “And it turns out they were right. It was a bloody good decision. Lionsgate agreed to distribute the film in the US, and did a fantastic job. We very much hope to partner with them for the next chapter.”
You can read my review of Texas Chainsaw 3D here
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