Although plot details are sparse, fans have been extremely excited for Legendary’s upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot. After all, Fede Alvarez produced the project. And considering his work on Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe, he’s got a good track recording when it comes to both reboots and original content. So with little to worry about in that department, one thing remains – is the film a new continuity, or some kind of direct sequel? As it turns out, it’s the latter. Fede Alvarez has indeed confirmed that the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film will indeed be a sequel to the original 1974 classic.
“It is a direct sequel, and it is the same character. It is old man Leatherface,” Alvarez stated.
He was also able to reveal that the film will maintain a similar aesthetic to the original film. It was shot using vintage lenses and practical effects whenever possible.
“Everything is classic, old school gags. A lot of the approach that we had with Evil Dead – never VFX, to do everything on camera. It’s a very old school approach to filmmaking. Vintage lenses… it’s very similar to the original film,” he concluded.
There’s definitely a lot to look forward to here. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre film is a true horror classic. And while sequels have been made in the past, none have so far managed to touch the original’s atmosphere and ingenuity. Hopefully this new Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel will change that.
The film’s newly announced cast includes Elsie Fisher (Castle Rock) alongside Sarah Yarkin (Happy Death Day 2U), Mark Burnham (Wrong Cops), Moe Dunford (The Dig), Olwen Fouéré (Mandy), Alice Krige (“Star Trek”), Jacob Latimore (The Maze Runner), Nell Hudson (Victoria), Jessica Allain (The Laundromat), Sam Douglas (Snatch), William Hope (Dark Shadows), and Jolyon Coy (War & Peace).
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel/reboot was directed last year by David Blue Garcia, from a script written by Chris Thomas Devlin. The film was produced by Fede Alvarez with Bad Hombre’s Rodolfo Sayagues, alongside Kim Henkel (co-writer of the original 1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Ian Henkel and Pat Cassidy, who are producing via Exurbia Films.
Hopefully we’ll have more details on the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel soon, such as official plot details and release date information. As always, stay tuned to ScreenGeek for updates as we have them!