Will Lionsgate ever stop beating this dead horse? They’ve been desperately trying to make Texas Chainsaw Massacre happen and it just isn’t going to happen. They’re once again rebooting the franchise in case you hadn’t heard. This time with an origin story called Letherface. This will be the fourth reboot in the last 15 years and all of them have sucked.
Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, who did a short in The ABC of Death 2 are helming what is sure to be another misguided attempt. This one tells the story of a young Leatherface who escapes from a mental institute with four other patients and a captive nurse. Things get weird as the family we see in the original film starts to develop. Of course one of the truly scary things about the original was that there was almost no explanation. It was just scary so they’ve got ruining that going for this prequel.
It’s not clear how this ties into the franchise convoluted canon, if it has one at all. None of the modern films have been connected to the others in any serious way and Texas Chainsaw 3D erased everything anyway and acted as a direct sequel.
Anyway, here’s the poster.