As we previously reported Fede Alvarez will be producing a new take on Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for Legendary.
Speaking on Bloody Disgusting’s The Boo Crew Podcast this week, Alvarez confirmed that the new movie is indeed a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s original classic, as reports suggested.
Alvarez also revealed that the movie is set many years after the events of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, with Leatherface now a much older man.
Alvarez explained to the podcast.:
“It is a direct sequel, and it is the same character. It is old man Leatherface.
Everything is classic, old school gags. A lot of the approach that we had with Evil Dead – never VFX, to do everything on camera. It’s a very old school approach to filmmaking. Vintage lenses… it’s very similar to the original film.”
David Blue Garcia is directing the movie, written by Chris Thomas Devlin.
The cast includes Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Sarah Yarkin (Happy Death Day 2U), Jacob Latimore (The Maze Runner) and Moe Dunford (Vikings).
The 2013 film Texas Chainsaw 3D was similarly a sequel to the original Chain Saw, with that film also centered around “old man Leatherface.” For that movie, Dan Yeager played the character the late Gunnar Hansen first brought to the screen, and at this time we don’t yet know who will be carrying the chainsaw in the Alvarez-produced take on a Chain Saw sequel.
Legendary is reportedly hoping to kick-start a new franchise with this latest instalment.
The film returns to the roots of the Hooper and Kim Henkel creation that was considered one of the scariest films of its era, even though most of the splatter was implied and not shown.
The present-day film brings Leatherface back to terrifying life for a new generation.