The news broke back in September last year that Fede Alvarez was producing a new take on Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for Legendary, and now the film has its directors and writer. Ryan and Andy Tohill [The Dig] will helm the project, while the script is written by Chris Thomas Devlin. Said Alvarez:
“The Tohill’s vision is exactly what the fans want. It’s violent, exciting and so depraved that it will stay with you forever.”
“Violent”, “exciting” and “depraved” are probably the words we want to hear, but this has a been a rather patchy franchise really, with no entry even coming close to the terror of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic so far. Hopefully with Alvarez involved, this one will restore the good name of Leatherface and co. Apparently Legendary is hoping to kick-start a new series with this one, one that’s in some way connected to the original film.