As we previously reported Fede Alvarez will be producing a new take on Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for Legendary.
On a recent podcast Alvarez confirmed that the new movie is indeed a sequel to Hooper’s original classic and that the movie is set many years after the events of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, with Leatherface now a much older man.
Today is has been revealed who will be playing Leatherface.
Mark Burnham will be the latest actor to don the skin mask and wield the chainsaw.
Leatherface was originally played by the late Gunnar Hansen, with various actors taking over the role for the many sequels, reboots, and follow-ups.
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 Hansen first brought to the screen.
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.