Let’s face it, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has seen better days. If being remade by Michael Bay’s Production house wasn’t bad enough, the kind of sequel to the original, Texas Chainsaw 3D, has tarnished the franchise in the eyes of the viewing public.
However, scriptwriter Seth M. Sherwood is taking another shot at reviving the struggling franchise, Leatherface.
Leatherface will function as a prequel to the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. According to the official synopsis, “the film centres on a violent teen that one-day will become Leatherface. He escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge”
An now, British actor, Sam Coleman, was cast as a character called Bud, one of the teenagers mentioned above, described as “a big, slow boy with a violent streak”. Could he be Leatherface? Well, that’s the rumour…
Coleman joins a cast already featuring, Stephen Dorff and Angela Bettis. The cast will be under the direction of upcoming horror stars, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo.