Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D Gets a Release Date
07.05.11 by Ryan
After a string of sequels, remakes, and prequels, Leatherface is returning in an all-new movie in 2012. The latest incarnation of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre will arrive in 3-D next October from director John Luessenhop (Takers) and producer Carl Mazzocone (Boxing Helena).
"I'm excited to re-conceive this iconic horror classic in a contemporary setting for a new generation of horror fans to enjoy," Mazzocone told Total Film. "Both John Luessenhop and I intend to deliver a new chapter derived from Tobe Hooper's 1973 masterpiece with the goal of making it as horrifying as the original, in 3D."
Luessenhop has been attached to the project since April, when it was reported that screenwriter Kirsten Elms (Banshee) would rewrite the long-gestating script which has been in development since 2009. Reportedly, the script will immediately follow Hooper's original movie — which sounds about right considering Mazzocone's statements — and will ignore the other sequels, prequels, and remake as it follows a relative returning to the family and go back to the theme of cannibalism, but none of that has been confirmed.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D will open on October 5, 2012, about three weeks before 3-D horror sequel Halloween 3D, which received its October 26, 2012, release date last month.
Next October already looks promising to horror fans, with this October only seeing the release of The Thing Prequel (October 14) and Paranormal Activity 3 (October 21), the latest entry in the perennial horror franchise. It's possible a fourth entry could try to compete against Leatherface and Michael Myers next year.