Lionsgate Schedules 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' for October 2012

June 29, 2011
Source: Variety

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D

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.

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The other day a friend and I had a discussion about horror and 3D. That it will never be good, my friend claimed; as blood and other stuff flying towards the audience is not allowed, by law(?). Anyone know what the 'rules' are in 3D, can we have buckets of blood flying directly at the audience in 3D? I think I have seen 'some crap' fly at me, at a 3D film last years(?), but not really sure?

David Banner on Jun 29, 2011


I don't even know what to say about this.  I love Hooper's Massacre. I wish they'd leave it alone. The subsequent lot that has come out since is mostly a waste of time, with the exception of some good performances. Hopper and Moseley in 2, and of course R. Lee Ermey in the remake and prequel. Gunnar Hansen IS Leatherface! Bill Moseley is the shit, so I'll have to see this eventually. Enough with the 3D. Enough with the remakes. Please stop.

grimjob on Jun 29, 2011


That movie should be put on a shelf and never touched again, it's been done so many times, enough damn remakes already! 

Adam S Dewater on Jun 30, 2011


Agree that this should stop. No more remakes. And here we go again with the whiners against 3D movies....there's always a choice to see it in 2D next door. Enough with the crying!!! 

Jedibilly on Jun 30, 2011


Who's crying? I'm just tired of studios using 3D as a gimmick to sell tickets.

grimjob on Jun 30, 2011


I liked the beginning so who knows, this might be good

Adam L on Jun 30, 2011


I think it's become fashionable to come out in violent opposition to 3D. "I'm a real movie buff so of course I can't stand 3D." Talk about remakes. Anyway, yes TCM has been remade and sequeled, but never to its potential. All of that aside, I can't wait to see this freakin' movie. 2D/3D? If it's good, who cares?

Bark The Tree on Jul 2, 2011


im just glad that the original horror legends such as leatherface, michael myers, freddy kruger, and jason are still being shown on the big screen.. im excited 

horrorbuff on Jul 3, 2011


I'm pissed that it's not a 3rd installment of the remake!!!  WTF!?  I loved The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, as well as The Beginning.  Why not make a 3rd that fallows The Beginning?  The first two remakes were excellent, it had deep characters that you could relate to, which made the two movies dramatic and emotional.  The movies were sad as well as scary which added to the tension.  The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D better not be a cheesy teen slasher film with a bunch of annoying characters.  Because then I'll have to root for Leatherface to get those f***ers!!!     

Livia aka ScreamQueen28 on Jul 31, 2011


Finally someone I agree with! I think the re makes were a hundred times better than the originals. This is going to be stupid.

Breathe_norma on Aug 19, 2011


If Bill Mosely is in it, it already HAS credibility.  Can't WAIT.

Matilda_Desp on Aug 29, 2011


What is going on??? I love the texas chainsaw movies but in 3D that's sad!! I think they should make one that follows the 2003 remark what happens after Tommy looses his arm?? there are some unanswered questions here!! what about a follow on from the beginning?? now that would make interesting viewing... anyway I'm from Australia and I hope the new one is good 

Veronica_tarling on Jan 30, 2012


back to make me pee my pants

Lisa Marshall on Apr 21, 2012

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