It’s recently been reported that the rights to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise are probably [I say probably, it hasn’t been confirmed yet] going to go to Legendary Pictures. Lionsgate had them for a while, then the rights had turned back over to Kim Henkel, writer and producer on the 1974 classic and also director of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation [though he’d probably like to forget that one]. And now it seems that the Saw is looking for a new home and that Legendary Pictures are not only very keen but are interested in developing a TV series as well as more films.
Speculation is already running wild because Legendary is nearing a renewed distribution deal with Warner Bros, which is the parent company to New Line Cinema, who is home to Freddy Krueger. Also, assuming the ongoing lawsuit doesn’t get in the way, the rights to Jason Voorhees will return to them by early 2019. So it is 100% possible that we could see a shared universe between three of horror’s greatest icons, which was once a possibility when New Line Cinema controlled all three properties years back. The possibilities are endless….