Might Tobe Hooper Return for More Texas Chainsaw Massacre?
Should the father return home once again? It was announced a few weeks back that Twisted Pictures, the company behind Saw, had acquired the film rights to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise from Platinum Dunes. Twisted is planning to create a new 3D film in the series that would be a contemporary reboot, throwing aside the recent two films that Platinum Dunes made and continuing on with a sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4. Now ShockTillYouDrop is saying that the creator of the series, filmmaker Tobe Hooper, is apparently considering returning and that he's even been talking with the new owners.
Ryan Rotten explains that Tobe Hooper just changed managers and is now represented by a company called Evolution Management. Apparently their offices are in the same building as the Twisted Pictures office and he's simply putting two-and-two together. Not only that, but Ryan says he saw Hooper chatting it up with the Twisted guys (including one of the key execs who brought Texas Chainsaw Massacre to the company) at the afterparty for the Saw VI premiere this week. Sure it's a very big hypothetical "what if" without a single quote to confirm its legitimacy, but I trust Ryan, and if he thinks it might happen, it's worth considering.
Hooper, responsible for a lot of great horror films including Poltergeist, directed the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre in 1974 and its sequel in 1986. Recently though, he's been laying low, only directing a few "Masters of Horror" episodes and an indie called Mortuary in 2005. Ryan pitches: "Bring Hooper in to tackle a franchise he knows so well... Market the shit out of his big return and let people know Leatherface is in the right hands again." It definitely would be the reboot Twisted is looking for if they bring him back. It seems to be an increasing trend to bring back original creators, so why not do it with this franchise, too?