Back in August it was confirmed that a prequel to Tobe Hooper’s classic horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, was on the way courtesy of Millennium Films, the same people behind the terrible Texas Chainsaw 3D.
The new film will be a prequel to Hooper’s genre defining classic, and it will feature Leatherface as a teenager in the 1970’s, and the title of the film is simply Leatherface.
It has also been confirmed that Seth M. Sherwood is writing the horror feature.
Carl Mazzocone is producing “Leatherface,” while Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman will serve as executive producers. Campbell and Grobman fought hard to resurrect the franchise and the genre buffs are excited to get started on the next installment.
Millennium Films is financing the project and will sell international rights. Millennium executives Beth Bruckner and Christine Crow are overseeing “Leatherface” for the studio.
Production could start as soon as this winter.
However, a director has yet to be confirmed for the prequel, but Bloody Disgusting have been told that Millennium Films have their eyes on a few, and before you get too angry at the prospect of a teenage Leatherface, wait till you hear who may direct.
BD confirms that Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, those vicious horror enthusiasts who gave us the savage Inside (above), the nightmarish Livid, the upcoming Among the Living and also a segment for The ABCs of Death 2, are on Millennium Films’ list, and this REALLY excites me as the pair have a unique skill in crafting brutal, shocking and dreamlike horror unlike any other directors around right now.
It has also been reported that Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, who directed the critically acclaimed and yet to be released horror Starry Eyes, are also top of Millennium Films’ list.
For now though we must wait for an official announcement, and just hope one of the pairs of directors above takes the job, and gives The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise a much needed injection of quality.