The horror started in 1974 with Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. A few sequels later, that franchise faded, and in 2003 Platinum Dunes picked it up. They made two films, but the screams faded once more. In 2013 the franchise was resurrected one more time with Texas Chainsaw 3D. The film was a financial and critical disappointment, but producer Carl Mazzocone has the rights to make up to six films and he’s going to try another. A writer has just been hired to pen a Texas Chainsaw prequel called Leatherface.
The Wrap broke the news of the Texas Chainsaw prequel writer. It’s being written by Seth M. Sherwood, who has a few scripts in various stages of development including one at Blumhouse with director Greg Plotkin attached. (And, yes, there’s already been a film in the original series with basically the same title: 1990′s Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.)
Holy crap, I have rarely been so happy and psyched for one of my friends in my life.