Lionsgate Schedules 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' for October 2012
Leatherface is back from the dead again! Variety is reporting that Lionsgate has schedule a release date of October 5th, 2012 for the upcoming horror remake/reboot The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. The project has been around for a little while and production is already underway. The film is basically a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper's classic 1974 film, but of course will be in 3D and, as producer Carl Mazzocone explains, they're trying to make it "as horrifying as the original, in 3D." John Luessenhop (of Lockdown, Takers) is directing and the only cast so far is Bill Moseley, a fan fave from Texas Chainsaw Massacre II.
According to some recent updates, this Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D will follow the character, Heather, who along with her friends, travels to Texas in order to collect an inheritance, but apparently finds out she's related to Leatherface. Lionsgate just picked up distribution rights to this back in May, and production is only just beginning. "I'm excited to re-conceive this iconic horror classic in a contemporary setting for a new generation of horror fans to enjoy," Mazzocone said. I'm not really expecting great things out of this, but I'll be curious to see how they ramp up the horror in 3D, though I'm expecting it to probably be a little cheesy.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has been all over the place, with numerous sequels to the original from 1971, then a franchise reboot through Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes, resulting in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning in 2006. Now they're rebooting it once again, I have no clue why, and it's in 3D, which doesn't seem to be what people are really excited to see anymore. We'll have to see how this turns out.