Kim Henkel is the writer and producer of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Since then he has gone on to produce Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, the 2003 Texas Chainsaw remake and the 2006 Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel, last years Texas Chainsaw 3D and the upcoming The Butcher Boys.
Now Henkel is getting stuck in to the found footage genre with Found Footage 3D, and a press release issued yesterday announces that the film is now in pre-production.
The Press Release:
The producers of Found Footage 3D announced this week that they are entering pre-production. The independently financed film, produced by Texas Chain Saw Massacre co-creator Kim Henkel, is scheduled to begin shooting mid-May near Austin, TX.
The film tells the story of a group of filmmakers who set out to make “the first 3D found footage horror film” and find themselves in the first 3D found footage horror film when the evil entity from their movie escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.
“The time is ripe for this film,” says writer/director Steven DeGennaro. “The 3D aspect isn’t just a marketing ploy—it’s integrated into the story in a very Scream-esque sort of way. There are things that we can do, as a found footage movie shot in 3D, that no found footage movie or 3D movie has ever been able to do before.” He stresses that while the script has a lot of laughs, the film will be “truly terrifying.”
DeGennaro is also producing along with Charles Mulford. Henkel has produced nine films to date, which have grossed $224 million at the worldwide box office. His latest effort, Butcher Boys, was released theatrically (in the US) by Phase 4 in September.